Department Personnel

EAST PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE serves a population of approximately 90,000 citizens living in and around Bonney Lake, Sumner, Lake Tapps, Edgewood, Milton, South Prairie, and the Ridge Communities. The district covers approximately 153 square miles and protects residents from twelve stations – six staffed and four volunteer, a logistics warehouse, and one water rescue facility.

All full-time firefighters are cross-trained as either emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics and are able to respond to both medical emergencies and fires.

Our department is divided into eight divisions, including Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Volunteer, Training, Fire Prevention, Safety, Emergency Management, and Budget and Finance.

Command Staff

Fire Chief Bud Backer

Deputy Chief Jon Parkinson

Assistant Chief Russ McCallion - Emergency Medical Services

Assistant Chief Ed Goodlet - Operations, Training and Volunteers

Assistant Chief James Jaques - Logistics and Emergency Management

Assistant Chief Chuck King - Prevention

Staff Contacts

Michelle Hollon: District Secretary/Finance Manager

Tanya Lynch: Human Resources

Dina Sutherland: Public Education / PIO

Carol Rodriquez: Accounts Payable

Kim Johnson: Payroll/Employment Verification

Tricia Brown: Emergency Medical Services Billing

The command and administrative staff can be reached by calling the headquarters station during regular business hours at 253-863-1800.

Contact Information

East Pierce Fire and Rescue
Headquarters Station / Station 111
18421 Veterans Memorial Dr. E.
Bonney Lake, WA  98391

Phone: 253-863-1800
Fax: 253-863-1848


Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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