Serving the community with Honor, Integrity & Pride

Serving the community with Honor, Integrity & Pride


South Pierce Fire & Rescue funds daily emergency service operations with two voter-approved levies. The Fire Levy is capped at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The levy for emergency medical services (EMS) is capped at $0.50 per $1,000.

Voters renewed the EMS Levy in 2019, and it expires at the end of 2022. SPFR is asking voters to renew the EMS levy at the same amount of $0.50 per $1,000 on the August 2, 2022, ballot.

EMS is the emergency service our community relies on the most. In 2021, SPFR responded to 3,228 calls – 79% of which were EMS-related. Since 2019, overall call volumes have increased 29%.

Our EMS levy funds the highest level of emergency medical service available, called Advanced Life Support (ALS), with highly trained Paramedics. That means you or a loved one are receiving the highest standard of emergency care from the time we arrive on scene and all the way to the hospital.

The EMS levy is not a new tax. It costs the owner of a $450,000 home $225 per year ($18.75 per month) for a 24-hour Paramedic response. Funding from the levy is used for ambulances, emergency personnel, training and certifications, medical equipment, and supplies.

South Pierce Fire & Rescue’s levy that provides for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will expire at the end of the year. Here is a list of questions you may have about the EMS levy renewal. Feel free to send us others to add to the list at Thank you!


Effective Friday July 15th, 2022 to Friday September 30th, 2022


Protect lives, property, and the environment through effective response, compassionate service, and community involvement.


By promoting growth and professionalism, we will:

  • Ensure personnel have quality training and tools for effective job performance
  • Continually work to earn the respect and support of the community and fire service
  • Foster and maintain a labor/management relationship where collaborative decisions are made
  • Promote and maintain a healthy and safe work environment
  • Honor our traditions while embracing change
  • Commit to supporting the professional development of career and volunteer members
  • Welcome radical transparency 
  • Be good stewards of department resources


Through honor, integrity, and pride, we shall conduct ourselves with:


Concerned more with the needs of others than one’s self (mentorship, compassion).


The desire and willingness to go above and beyond the community’s expectations (excellence).


Strength of mind, courage, moral strength, overcoming fear (integrity).


Feeling of deep admiration for someone and/or something (ownership, honest communication).

Public Records and Forms

Public Records Officers

Fire Chief Todd Wernet

Public Records Officer
PO Box 898
Eatonville, WA 98328
Phone: 253-847-4333
Fax: 253-533-9082

Financial Officer Rebecca Nason

Public Records Officer
PO Box 898
Eatonville, WA 98328
Phone: 253-847-4333
Fax: 253-533-9082

Honor, Integrity and Pride in all we do

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

2022 First Aid/CPR Schedule

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, class sizes are limited to 10 and masking/distancing will be required.

Wednesday, March 30th

5pm – 9pm

Sunday, June 12th

1pm – 5pm

Saturday, August 27th

8am – 12pm

Saturday, November 5th

8am – 12pm

First Aid/ CPR courses are $40 for residents and non-residents.

If you are interested in signing up for a course, please contact us at or (253) 847-4333.

Be sure to include:

  • The full name of each registered student
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Class preference

In the event of an emergency,

please call 911 for immediate emergency assistance.

You may email any questions or concerns that you may have. Please allow 24 business hours for a response.