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July 16 to September 30


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Funding

On August 2nd South Pierce Fire and Rescue voters will be asked to renew the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) levy for the next 6 years.  The EMS levy will expire at the end of the year if not renewed by the voters.  This is not a new tax; voters in South Pierce Fire and Rescue have supported this levy since 1979. 

The EMS Levy provides funds to operate and maintain emergency vehicles and staffing Firefighter EMT's and Firefighter Paramedics.  Well trained and equipped EMS responders supported by this levy afford our citizens a better chance of survival and continued good health when medical emergencies happen.  The care provided by our EMS responders, before the patient reaches the hospital, is an important link in the “chain of survival.” With levy support the district is able to provide (BLS) Basic Life Support and (ALS) Advanced Life Support service and transport to local hospitals. 

Call volumes for South Pierce Fire and Rescue have increased 14 percent since 2012.  In 2015, the district responded to 2,564 emergency calls.  More than 75% of those calls are for medical emergencies.

Because of this EMS levy, citizens of the district also receive the benefits of being part of a membership plan that provides emergency transport service to local hospitals without incurring out of pocket expenses for transport fees.

Without the support of this levy service to our citizens would be curtailed and staffing would have to be cut, because the EMS levy provides 25% of the District’s total operating budget. 

Since 2004 South Pierce Fire and Rescue has provided 24/7 well trained and professional paramedic services.  The funds provided by this levy are a key component to sustaining an effective emergency service model to our citizens.       

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MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of South Pierce Fire and Rescue to protect lives, property and the environment through training, fire prevention and community education.

VISION
The District will continue to improve in response, training and prevention while holding the community's needs as the highest priority.

CORE VALUES

Honor
We honor the traditions of our organization and community. 

Integrity
We have a firm adherence to a code of moral values and consistently do the right thing. 

Pride
We are committed every day to be our very best. 


HONOR, INTEGRITY AND PRIDE IN ALL WE DO

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South Pierce Fire and Rescue No. 17 is a dynamic department staffed by exceptionally well-trained and dedicated fire and EMS professionals proudly providing the very best in emergency response services to the following communities: 

  • Town of Eatonville
  • City of Roy
  • Clear Lake
  • Harts Lake
  • Lacamas
  • La Grande
  • McKenna                                          
  • Ohop 
  • Unicorporated Roy
  • Unincorporated Eatonville

FILL THE BOOT - Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
At the Intersection of Hwy 507 & 702, McKenna WA
IAFF and MDA: A Proud Partnership

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More than 280,000 members of the IAFF in the United States and Canada are pledged to saving lives, both as fire fighters and paramedics and as the strongest campaigners for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions of the fire fighters also go towards MDA’s summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs.

As the greatest contributor to MDA, fire fighters are everywhere in the efforts of MDA to raise money. The IAFF is the biggest sponsor of MDA’s Labor Day Telethon and it contributed a record breaking $23.5 million in year 2006 as a consequence of the overwhelming enthusiasm and contribution of tens and thousands of fire fighters and paramedics across the US and Canada. IAFF members have donated nearly $275 million to MDA since 1954.

The IAFF raised millions of dollars throughout the entire year through their passionate Fill the Boot campaigns, in which fire fighters greet motorists, shoppers and others and ask them to donate money to MDA. This year’s upcoming IAFF-MDA events are expected to raise even more to cure these crushing illnesses.

The marriage between the devotion of fire fighters with the cause of MDA has emerged as one of the strongest example of selflessness in the history of charity, and IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger is committed to elevating this tradition to even higher levels. The IAFF is designing a plan to further expand and enhance the IAFF’s relationship and role with MDA.
Over the ensuing decades, the commitment of the professional fire fighters to the cause of MDA has further elevated their status as extraordinary professionals who not only put their lives at stake to save citizens from ruthless flames, but also give their time to save the lives of the innocent from equally merciless neuromuscular diseases. The devotion of IAFF members has not only helped MDA, but also united fire fighters in a community where they share their team strength and brotherhood to give better meaning to lives and hope for the future.




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 2016 First Aid/CPR Schedule
March 19 Station   84 Eatonville
April 30 Station 171 Roy
May 14 Station 173 Lacamas
July 30 Station 175 Eatonville
September 3 Station 172 Harts Lake Valley
November 5 Station 174 Roy

First Aid/CPR courses are FREE to District Residents. NON-RESIDENTS $35.

If you are interested in signing up for a course, please contact us at cpr@spfr.org or 253-847-4333.

Be sure to include:
-The full name of each registered student
-Email address
-Phone number
-AM/PM class preference   

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