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COVID-19 Testing in Roy, Washington

Covid-19 Testing

August 26th, 2020 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Stop by and get your test!

Roy Elementary School is hosting COVID-19 Testing on August 26th from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Roy Elementary School
340 Peterson St.
Roy, WA 98580

For more info, go to: https://piercecountywa.gov/6758/Covid-19-Mobile-Testing

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Burn Ban Is Now in Effect

Burn Ban Is Now in Effect

Thursday, July 16th to Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

The burn ban applies to all land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning. This ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are allowed under the ban.

Recreational fires must:

  • Be enclosed of steel or non-combustible material. Must be solid structure or screened with 1/8” steel mesh.
  • Standard ring size: max 36” in diameter, between 7 3/8” and 16” high.
  • Be located in a clear spot with a 10 foot radius free of combustible material, clearance of branches and other overhead fuels 10 feet vertically above the ring
  • Enclosure/ring must be 25 feet from all structures.
  • Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire like hand tools and a charged garden hose or not less than two 5 gallon buckets of water.
  • Enclosure/ring must be maintained and cleaned after each use.

A PDF containing more information regarding recreational fires can be found here: https://spfr.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/homefire.pdf

This ban only applies to residents within the district of South Pierce Fire and Rescue. For residents outside of South Pierce Fire and Rescue, please contact your local jurisdiction for requirements.

If you have an approved burn permit from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and/or your property falls under the jurisdiction of DNR, you are advised to call 1-800-323-BURN for more information.

Burn Ban hotline: (253) 798-7278.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Introducing Our New Fire Chief

Introducing Our New Fire Chief

On May 4th, 2020 Todd E. Wernet was appointed as the Fire Chief for South Pierce Fire & Rescue, bringing 37 years of Fire and Emergency Service background. Chief Wernet has been a part of Bates Technical College as Director of Fire Services, Boeing as an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant as Interim Fire Chief. Wernet brings an abundance of experience with him to Eatonville from traveling the country, teaching fire departments and community colleges while instructing fire fighters, fire officers, and chief officers in current and pressing topics in the fire service.

Todd is a native to the Puget Sound region and a ministry leader at his church with several family members that share the same passion for the fire service.

We are very proud to have him leading our department, and we are looking forward to serving with him as our Fire Chief. Please join us in welcoming him to SPFR and wishing him the very best.

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Ford E450 Diesel Medical Unit For Sale

Ford E450 Diesel Medical Unit For Sale

2006 Ford Super Duty E450 Diesel North Star Medic Unit

Mileage: 201,257
VIN: 1FDXE45PX6DB40776

  • No body damage
  • Good tires
  • Good transmission
  • Low compression on engine
  • Starts and drives
  • All emergency lights disconnected

**This vehicle is being sold “as is” with no warranty or guarantee**

To view this vehicle, please contact Summer Miller at South Pierce Fire and Rescue at 253-847-4333 (office line – calls will be returned within 24 hours) or email smiller@spfr.org to set up a viewing appointment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PLEASE DO NOT visit the stations to preview the vehicles without an appointment.

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Surplus Vehicles For Sale

**SOLD**  2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Located at Station 172, 39901 Harts Lake Valley Road South, Roy, WA.
176,440 Miles
**This vehicle is being sold “as is” with no warranty or guarantee**

Condition:
Body is fair
Does not run
Engine – Poor
Transmission – Poor
Wiring – Poor
Tires – Poor

This vehicle has been sold.

**SOLD** 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

Located at Station 171, 302 McNaught Street, Roy, WA.
167,042 Miles
**This vehicle is beind sold “as is” with no warranty or guarantee**

Condition:
Body is fair
Last time running – 6 Months ago
Engine – Poor
Tires – Fair

This vehicle has been sold.

To view one or both of these vehicles, please contact Summer Miller at South Pierce Fire and Rescue at 253-847-4333 (office line – calls will be returned within 24 hours) or email smiller@spfr.org to set up a viewing appointment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PLEASE DO NOT visit the stations to preview the vehicles without an appointment.

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We Are Accepting PPE Donations

We Are Accepting PPE Donations

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.

ALL donated materials should be dropped off at the front door of Station 170, located at 5403 340th Street East, Eatonville, WA 98328.

We respectfully ask that you ring the bell once and then leave the new, unopened and unused donation(s) at the door.

Please remember to:

  • Wash your hands before you load up your donation(s).
  • Ring the bell and leave the donation item(s) behind.
  • Practice social distancing of 6′ or more (please do not wait to engage with the firefighters or others waiting to donate).
  • Wash your hands when you return home.

BE WELL. Your care is our top priority.

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COVID-19 Advice & Resources

COVID-19 Advice & Resources

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

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • 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

  1. Call 911 if life-threatening emergency.
  2. Consult your primary care doctor.
  3. E-visits: MultiCare Virtual Care (see link below) Use code “COVID19” for free e-visit.
  4. Visit the nearest urgent care or emergency department.
  5. There is no vaccine or cure, so getting medical attention may not be necessary.

Additional Resources

Coronavirus Guidelines Downloadable PDF: https://spfr.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/coronavirus-guidance.pdf
Multicare Virtual Care:
https://www.multicare.org/virtualcare/
Washington State Department of Health: COVID-19 Call Center 1-800-525-0127 https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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All Stations Are Closed To The Public

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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.

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*NOW CLOSED* We Are Currently Hiring for Entry-Level Firefighter – Paramedics

We Are Currently Hiring for Entry-Level Firefighter – Paramedics

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.

Download FF-PM Application PDF

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 jobs@spfr.org or (253) 847-4333.