2017 Press Releases

A family of six lost everything when their home was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue were called to the home on the 500 block of 13th Avenue in Milton at 7:30 p.m. (Posted March 11, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

At 1 a.m. Thursday morning, the residents of a home on the 20300 block of 70th Street East were awakened by a crackling noise. When they looked outside, they saw smoke and flames coming from a detached structure that housed their hot tub. (Posted March 9, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

You’re having a really bad day when you see this team. The East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters who belong to the Technical Rescue Team respond to extraordinary or highly dangerous rescue situations such as building collapses, confined-space entrapments, wilderness and high-angle rescues. (Posted March 9, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Windows exploded and smoke billowed from a doublewide mobile home as East Pierce Fire and Rescue crews converged on the scene at 4:13 a.m. Wednesday. (Posted March 1, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters battled a house fire Saturday for more than an hour and a half before bringing the blaze under control. (Posted Feb. 25, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

It took the crews from three fire engines and two Medic units to remove a driver involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday at 208th Avenue East and State Route 410 East in Bonney Lake. (Posted Feb. 23, 2017)View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Commissioners and command staff honored the recipients of the annual Recognition Awards at a ceremony held February 21 at the headquarters station in Bonney Lake. (Posted Feb. 22, 2017)View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue has applied for a Federal grant to address staffing shortfalls. If awarded, the SAFER Grant would allow the department to hire nine entry-level firefighters. (Posted Feb. 15, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce firefighters responded to a three-car crash at the north end of Lake Tapps. (Posted Feb. 14, 2017) View Full Press Release (PDF)

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)


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Phone: 253-235-2457

Email: tmccallion@eastpiercefire.org

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