Website Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Effectively Respond, Continuously Improve, Compassionately Serve

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue (CPFR) is now accepting applications for entry-level and lateral Firefighter candidates who are interested in joining our team.  No prior experience necessary, paid training provided!


The mission of CPFR is to Effectively Respond, Continuously Improve and Compassionately Serve the needs of our diverse communities by safely providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, public information and education, and prevention and code compliance.


CPFR is one of the largest fire departments in Washington State protecting a service area of 84 square miles (Spanaway, Parkland, Midland, Summit, Summit View, South Hill, Elk Plain, Portion of Frederickson, City of Puyallup and unincorporated “North Puyallup”) with a population served of 230,000. Our service area borders the cities of Tacoma, Lakewood, Edgewood, Fife, Sumner, Graham, and Joint Base Lewis McChord (which is one of the largest military posts in the United States).


CPFR has 11 active fire stations, with a 12th seasonal station, distributed throughout our response area. Our front-line uniform personnel staff and operate 11 engine companies, 2 ladders, 8 medic units, and 2 command vehicles. CPFR also deploys specialized units (brush trucks, Haz Mat, etc.).  The majority of the uniformed force is engaged in fire suppression and emergency medical service delivery.


In 2021, our system handled 33,822 incidents; this included 23,228 emergency medical incidents, 11,395 hospital transports and over 919 significant structure fire events.

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