In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and a subsequent shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) for our first responders, as well as the legions of health care workers, South Pierce Fire and Rescue is requesting donations of NEW, SEALED, UNOPENED and UNUSED masks, gloves, and gowns.
These donations do not need to be of any specific “N” rating. They must, however, be new, unopened and sterile.
PLEASE (as much as we love our community support) DO NOT BRING DONATIONS OF HANDMADE PPE. At this time, we will not, and cannot, accept these donations.
If you suspect you are sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Shortness of breath
Prevent The Spread
Cover your cough and sneezes: Cover mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing, wash hands. Avoid sharing personal household items: Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, towels, or bedding with other people. Washing your hands often: Wash with soap and water for 20 seconds. Clean all “highly touched” surfaces daily
What To Do If You Are Sick
Stay home except to get medical care: Restrict activities outside of your home (home isolation). Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home: As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from pets and others in your home. Monitor your symptoms: Seek medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g. difficulty breathing). Call ahead before visiting your doctor: If you have a medical appointment, call first and tell them you may have COVID-19. Wear a facemask: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people of before you enter a healthcare providers office. Discontinue home isolation 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms get better
Consulting A Medical Professional
Call 911 if life-threatening emergency.
Consult your primary care doctor.
E-visits: MultiCare Virtual Care (see link below) Use code “COVID19” for free e-visit.
Visit the nearest urgent care or emergency department.
There is no vaccine or cure, so getting medical attention may not be necessary.
Due to the increased risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
CALL 9-1-1 in the event of a life threatening emergency.
This precaution is to keep our first responders and support staff operationally ready for you and to limit further exposure and spread of the virus.
We will not be issuing burn permits, address signs, or blood pressure checks at the stations. Any schedule HOA meetings or field trips to the station are suspended until further notice. Please DO NOT deliver food items to the stations.
If you need assistance, please call the headquarters at 253-847-4333. You may also email any of our staff members.
We are no longer hiring for Entry-level Firefighter – Paramedics, please check back at a later date.
All applicants must meet testing Requirements before February 10th, 2020 to be considered for the position.
All written testing must be completed through either Public Safety Testing (PST) or the National Testing Network (NTN) by February 10th, 2020. Click this link to view the test requirements. Candidates also need to complete and fax the PDF application below to (253) 262-3182 no later than February 10th, 2020.
Selection will occur by the beginning of March 2020.
CPAT testing must be completed before the Fire Academy (the Fire Academy will begin in April 2020).
For more information on employment as a career firefighter paramedic, you can follow our web page at Public Safety Testing or National Testing Network. We also update this post when we are accepting applications through PST and/or NTN.
You may contact human resources if you have any questions about our hiring status not answered at email@example.com or (253) 847-4333.
All Stations are Closed to the Public due to COVID-19