2016 Press Releases

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue will be collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign at four collection sites throughout the fire district. (Posted May 23, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing operational and quality improvement procedures that expedite treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. In 2015, East Pierce was presented the Silver Award. (Posted May 20, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Despite the lakeside location, water was the biggest challenge for the firefighters who responded to a house fire on Lake Tapps Sunday. Dispatchers received multiple calls for the fire just before 11:30 a.m. on the 21000 block of Snag Island Drive East. The smoke could be seen from across the lake. (Posted May 8, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue will hold a Surplus Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at its Lake Tapps fire station, located at 3206 West Tapps Drive East. (Posted May 4, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

No one was injured in an early morning fire that damaged four units at an apartment complex in Sumner. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue were called to the complex on the 7200 block of 142nd Avenue East at 7:12 a.m. (Posted May 4, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Thank you from the Chief:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the voters, for approving the EMS Levy Lid Lift on April 26th. Resetting the collection rate back to the previously approved 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value will allow us to continue delivering the quality service you expect and deserve. (Posted May 4, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue invites all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire members
up to fifth grade to attend the third annual Scout Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the headquarters fire station in Bonney Lake, at 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive. (Posted April 22, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue is partnering with the Gordon Family YMCA and Bonney Lake Police to host April Pools Day on Saturday, April 30
from 10 am to1 pm at the YMCA, at 16101 64th Street East, in Sumner. The free event focuses on open-water safety in a controlled pool environment. The YMCA is waiving the membership fee for non-members to attend. (Posted April 21, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighters now have specially-designed equipment that will help save pets suffering from smoke inhalation
when they have been rescued from a fire thanks to Invisible Fence of Seattle. (Posted April 15, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

November’s election brought two new faces
to the East Pierce Board of Fire Commissioners—Jon Napier and Pat McElligott. (Posted Feb. 25, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce firefighters are sponsoring three annual Easter Egg Hunts
around the fire district on Saturday, March 26. (Posted Feb. 25, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue will host two Open Houses this spring.
The first is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 26 at the Prairie Ridge fire station. (Posted Feb. 25, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue will host two Open Houses in March.
The first is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 12 at the Milton fire station. (Posted Feb. 25, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

An alert neighbor called 9-1-1 to report a fire
at the home across the street just before 2:30 a.m. this morning. (Posted Feb. 24, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Commissioners and command staff honored the recipients of the 2015 Recognition Awards in a ceremony held on February 16.
(Posted Feb. 18, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters quickly knocked down a house fire
on the 19000 block of Church Lake Road Friday. (Posted Feb. 12, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce firefighters visited the Endeavor Intermediate School Friday to hand out free coats
to students from first through fifth grades. (Posted Jan. 30, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue transported six people, including two children, to area hospitals following a three-vehicle collision at 162nd Avenue East and Sumner-Tapps Highway East at Lake Tapps. (Posted Jan. 21, 2016) View Full Press Release (PDF)

It took East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters nearly an hour to rescue a horse
that had stepped through an ice-covered drainage ditch in a pastrue at the 7400 block of 214th Avenue East, near Lake Tapps on Sunday. (Posted Jan. 3, 2016) 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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