Stories & Events: Pierce County


East Pierce Firefighters Set to Receive Body Armor for Escalated Threat Responses

East Pierce Fire Fighters will receive body armor for escalated threat response. Fire Commissioners approved the purchase of 32 individual body armor jackets for $76,000 to protect fire fighters responding to active violent events.

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Pierce County Professional Firefighters raise $50,176.00 for the MDA

Pierce County Professional Firefighters accepted the 1st place overall local fundraising award today at the 2017 Washington State Council of Firefighters Education Seminar. Firefighters hit the streets all year “filling the boot” during several events. A huge thank you to our very generous citizens for helping us raise $50,176.00!

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Right to Work is Wrong

WSCFF President Dennis Lawson agrees with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich that right-to-work is wrong for workers. Those advocating for so called right-to-work will say that it protects workers who don’t want to join a union or disagree with its politics.  The truth is, federal labor law already protects those workers.  The real purpose of […]

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Climbing Toward a Cure for Cancer

Twenty-six year old Graham firefighter Jasper Stenstrom spends a lot of time climbing stairs – for work, for fitness, and most importantly for the fight against life threatening diseases like Leukemia and Lymphoma. In 2016, he finished third place in the Calgary Firefighter Stair Climb Challenge, first place in the Portland Firefighter Stair Climb, and […]

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East Pierce Firefighters Rescue Woman at Victor Falls

East Pierce firefighters use elaborate rope system to rescue a woman who fell from a cliff.

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Union Fire Fighters Roll Out New Public Website on Labor Day

Washington’s union fire fighters chose Labor Day to launch a new website designed to keep the public informed about the many ways fire fighters contribute to their communities on and off duty.

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Kitsap Fire Fighter Gives Back in a Big Way

Union firefighter Ryan Crosby gives back to his community by volunteering at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. Crosby, whose family experienced care at Mary Bridge in 2008, collects and distributes toys to children who are patients at the hospital.

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Fire Fighters Rescue Ducklings from Drain

Firefighters were asked to assist with removing ducklings from a storm drain in Milton. It was a group effort.

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