2014 Press Releases

East Pierce firefighters will sponsor three annual Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 19. All three events are free. Food and monetary donations will be collected for local food banks. (Posted March 17, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

EAst Pierce Fire and Rescue has armed Bonney Lake police officers with an important life-saving tool--automated external defibrillators (AEDs). (Posted March 17, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

The Nick of Time Foundation along with East Pierce Fire and Rescue, Franciscan Health and other healthcare professionals will be at Bonney Lake High School (BLHS) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday March 28 to provide student athletes with a free heart screening. This event is held in memory of 2012 BLHS graduate, Madison Murphy, who died last year at the age of 19 of sudden cardiac arrest. (Posted March 14, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue, Bonney Lake Police and Sumner Bonney Lake Aquatics are teaming up to sponsor April Pools Day, a free family water safety event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Sumner/Bonney Lake Aquatics Center pool, behind Sumner High School, at 1707 Main Street. (Posted March 14, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a devastating head-on crash on Sumner-Tapps Highway and 162nd Avenue East at 6:40 p.m. Friday. (Posted Feb. 22, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

A Bonney Lake woman is safe following a fire that trapped her in her home early Thursday morning. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a house fire at the 18800 block of Mountain View Drive, just after 6 a.m. The crews from four fire engines, a ladder truck and two medic units were informed that a woman was barricaded in her bedroom on the second floor of the two-story house. (Posted Feb. 13, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

Sumner resident David Nelson and his wife stood before the Sumner City Council to thank the police and firefighters who saved him. (Posted Jan. 21, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue crews responded to a major natural gas line break at 1515 Puyallup Street in Sumner. A construction crew at the site called to report the rupture of a four-inch gas line just after 8 a.m. this morning. (Posted Jan. 14, 2014) View Full Press Release (PDF)

East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a shooting at 7:49 a.m. in the Sumner-Orting Valley at the 14000 block of 96th Street East. According to Battalion Chief Rick Goetz, the residence is located off of State Route 162 between Sumer and Orting. Goetz stated that a patient had been shot at least once and suffered other injuries. He was transported to an area trauma center. (Posted Jan. 5, 2014) 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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