2015 Press Releases

East Pierce firefighters are teaming up with the Coats for Kids Foundation again for the third annual Operation Warm, an effort to provide new coast to kinds in the community who would not otherwise be able to afford them. (Posted Dec. 2, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioner's have cancelled their regular monthly meeting tonight due to weather.
(Posted Nov. 17, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters were recognized for their efforts during
the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month
with a Why I Pink Award presented by Opes Advisors, a west coast mortgage and wealth management company with offices in Enumclaw, Seattle, Kirkland and Spokane. The company sponsored the Why I Pink campaign to bring awareness to all cancers, says Sara Monzo, Opes Advisors, Pacific Northwest director of marketing. (Posted Nov. 13, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

A shed fire in Edgewood quickly spread to a house on the 2900 block of 90th Avenue,
at 3:23 p.m. Sunday. Fifteen firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived to battle the blaze. (Posted Oct. 11, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters were called to the scene of a shooting
in Bonney Lake just before 8:30 a.m. Monday. (Posted Sept. 28, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a house fire
just after 9:30 a.m. in Prairie Ridge. (Posted Sept. 14, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

An early morning police pursuit ended in a rollover crash in Milton that killed one person and sent the driver to the hospital with serious injuries. (Posted Sept. 13, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Three motor vehicle crashes on highways surrounding Bonney Lake
created a difficult commute Monday evening. (Posted Aug. 17, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

A 10-acre grass and hay fire led to the evacuation of two homes on Pioneer Way East/Highway 162 East just south of the town of South Prairie. (Posted Aug. 1, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Two structure fires and a grass fire
kept East Pierce Fire and Rescue crews on an extremely hot day. It started with a residential fire on Tapps Island. (Posted July 30, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue quickly contained an electrical fire at the Bonney Lake Goodwill Thrift Store early this morning. (Posted July 22, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

A quick-moving brush fire threatened homes in the Panorama Heights neighborhood of Bonney Lake Wednesday afternoon. More than 30 firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze that was reported at 3:54 p.m. (Posted July 15, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

A motorcyclist ran off the road in Sumner, sending the driver to a local trauma center and causing a small brush fire. (Posted June 25, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

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 June 3, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners announced the results of a national search to hire a new fire chief at a special meeting Thursday. In a unanimous decision, the commissioners voted to issue a conditional offer of employment to E. L. "Bud" Backer, deputy chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue, in Issaquah. (Posted May 15, 2015) 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 second annual Scout Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29. (Posted May 7, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners have narrowed the number of applicants for fire chief to five and they are inviting the citizens who live within the district to provide their input during a candidate reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 11 at the fire station in Edgewood. (Posted April 29, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners appointed local
business man Victor Proulx
to fill a vacancy following the retirement of Commissioner Rick Kuss. (Posted April 22, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue are battling a brush fire that has already burned more than an acre in Prairie Ridge. (Posted April 17, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

At 10:15 p.m., East Pierce Fire and Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of a shooting in southwest Bonney Lake. (Posted April 17, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy following the retirement of Commissioner Rick Kuss. (Posted March 13, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners announced plans for a national search to hire a new fire chief, replacing Fire Chief Jerry E. Thorson who plans to retire this spring after more than 40 years in the fire service. (Posted Feb. 19, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The recipients of the 2014 Recognition Awards were honored by the East Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Commissioners and command staff in a ceremony held at the Edgewood station Tuesday. (Posted Feb. 18, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Jerry E. Thorson announced that he is retiring effective April 30. The announcement came after a special meeting of the East Pierce Board of Fire Commissioners Wednesday evening. (Posted Jan. 28, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

A second house fire in as many days destroyed a home in Bonney Lake's Rhododendron Park neighborhood Friday. (Posted Jan. 16, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Fifty-foot flames were shooting through the roof of the house on the 19100 block of 107th Street East in Bonney Lake when firefighters arrived to battle the blaze just before midnight. (Posted Jan. 15, 2015) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove the occupants of a two-car, head-on crash that occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the 1800 block of East Valley Highway East in Sumner. (Posted Jan. 7, 2015) 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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