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.
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.
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.
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.
All Stations are Closed to the Public due to COVID-19