Central Pierce Fire & Rescue (also known as Pierce County Fire District 6) was formed in 1996, following a merger of Fire District 6 (Parkland/Midland), Fire District 7 (Spanaway) and Fire District 9 (Summit/South Hill). In 2009, Central Pierce grew to include the City of Puyallup through annexation and the community of North Puyallup through a merger. These mergers have provided for more efficient and effective service to the communities that now make up Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
The District provides 24 hour emergency medical and fire suppression protection to approximately 198,110 citizens and covers an 84 square mile area encompassing the communities of Parkland, Midland, Spanaway, South Hill, Puyallup, Summit and Frederickson.
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue (CPF&R) operates twelve fire stations, all of which are staffed 24 hours a day by career personnel. Eight of our stations house paramedic units to provide emergency medical services (both basic and advanced life support) and transport patients to emergency care centers.
In addition to fire suppression and emergency medical services, CPF&R also provides hazardous materials response and technical rescue services. Technical rescue involves any situation where life is in danger (drowning, climbing accident, building collapse, etc.).
CPF&R also provides training and information to the public on fire and injury prevention, CPR, first aid, fire extinguisher usage and other safety related topics. The District provides free smoke alarms (with installation) and low-cost bicycle and multi-sport helmets to the community.
Our Vision Statement
Providing Service and Solutions to Ever-Changing Community Needs
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue is to quickly, skillfully and compassionately respond to the needs of our community by safely providing:
Prevention and Education
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials Mitigation
Special Operations and Technical Rescue
We, the members, proudly serve our community with honor, courage and commitment.
This is the standard by which we live.
Our Philosophy & Culture
This document was prepared by members of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue to summarize the philosophy of this exceptional group of people. This document is intended to guide the relationships of all current and future members to ensure that we continue to reinforce the Department’s philosophy in our day-to-day relationships with each other and the public we serve. By setting forth these tenets, we have a standard by which to measure our personal and organizational behavior.
At Central Pierce we strive for excellence. Ours is a group with selective membership, everyone that is a member has to want to belong. If individuals choose to belong, there are expectations and standards of behavior that are not optional. We, individually and collectively, care about the well-being of our fellow members and are concerned with preserving the well-being of our organization, because it serves the common good of the members and the public.
It is our goal to provide the best possible service to those we are here to serve. The philosophy described in this document is intended to maximize our ability to consistently
achieve this goal.
Leadership is critical in maintaining the high standards of performance and the positive image of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue within the community and the fire service. Leadership responsibility, whether formal or informal, is a determining factor in the overall effectiveness and well-being of our Department. All fire department leaders share their expectations up front with people for whom they are responsible and stress the accountability of each member. Those expectations need to be realistic and in concert with the overall expectations of our Department. It is an inherent responsibility of current Central Pierce Fire & Rescue leaders to develop and instruct a capable cadre of leaders for the future that live and practice the Central Pierce Philosophy and Culture.
Each member must accept the responsibility associated with maintaining a productive work environment, delivering quality service, and cultivating change and improvements in the future. This requires a high level of commitment by all involved to make it effective. It demands dedication to focusing on the best interests of the organization and the public we serve.
True commitment requires loyalty to the organization. Commitment is easy during the good times but is truly tested during difficult times. Central Pierce Fire & Rescue is not perfect, but it is up to us to strive to make it better. Members are responsible to the organization, and it can only be as good as we are willing to commit to making it.
Organizations are not static; they are constantly changing and evolving. We, at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, have made the decision to commit to making this change a positive and healthy experience for our members and the public.
The Central Pierce Philosophy is not intended to smother internal disagreement or to stifle individuality. It is intended to describe and maintain an environment in which the Department can remain committed to our mission to serve the public and at the same time improve the capacity of our members. We must be able to recognize organizational problems and imperfections as opportunities to continue to improve and not dwell on them to the point of missing the other positive aspects of the organization.
The responsibility to learn and practice this philosophy lies with each individual. Members make a conscious choice to belong. With this membership must come a commitment to excellence internally and externally. It is this positive commitment that has made us what we are today, and through constant assessment and change will sustain us in the future.
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