2017 Press Releases

As the snow began to accumulate on Sunday, calls for assistance also mounted for local firefighters. “During the 24-hour period from 8 a.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday, East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to 70 alarms,” said East Pierce Fire Chief Bud Backer. “A normal shift runs 27 to 34 calls. Answering 70 alarms is an extremely busy day.” (Posted Feb. 6, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters quickly doused a motor home fire at the Sumner RV Center Saturday morning. They were called to the business, located on the 4300 block of East Valley Highway East, at 9 a.m. and found one motor home fully involved in flames. (Posted Jan. 14, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters were inundated with multiple calls Saturday, many of them serious. Between noon and 9 p.m., there were 27 alarms, including five patients experiencing heart problems and one cardiac arrest, one large vehicle fire, two brush fires and many more medical emergencies. On a typical day, the firefighters—who protect Bonney Lake, Sumner, Lake Tapps, South Prairie, Tehaleh, Milton and Edgewood—respond to 27 alarms during a 24-hour period. (Posted Jan. 7, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters fought two house fires early this morning. At 3:48 a.m., firefighters arrived to find flames visible at a singlewide mobile home, located on the 12000 block of Pioneer Way East, west of Buckley. (Posted Jan.4, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)


Media Contact

For additional information contact:

Teresa McCallion

Phone: 206-335-1118

Email: tmccallion@eastpiercefire.org

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