Washington Emergency Management Division

Washington Military Department
Building 20, MS TA-20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5112
800.562.6108,
253.512.7000

Office of the Chief Information Officer
PO Box 43113
210 11th Ave. SW, Suite 300
Olympia, WA 98504
Office: 360-902-0407
Fax: 360-664-0495

Washington State Homepage

Access Washington Government

Tacoma Chamber of Commerce

Tom Pierson,President & CEO
Gary BrackettBusiness
950 Pacific Ave., Ste. 300
PO Box 1933
Tacoma, WA 98401-1933
P (253) 627-2175
F (253) 597-7305

City of Tacoma
Pierce County

Demographics
WA State Listings For County:
Local GovernmentLink
Insert: 10-18-2018

Pierce County Primary Emergency Contacts


Pierce Sheriff Department

Sheriff Paul A. Pastor
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253-798-7530

Pierce County Emergency Management

Scott Heinze Interim Director
Jonathan Brock E-911
2501 South 35th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409-7405
Ph: (253) 798-6595
Fx: (253) 798-3307

Pierce County

Pierce County E-911
Jonathan Brock E-911
Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-7011

South Sound 911

Executive Director Andrew E. Neiditz
Law Enforcement Deputy Director Mike Mears
955 Tacoma Ave. S., Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ph: 253-798-2679
Ph: (253) 798-2206
Fx: (253) 798-3307

Pierce County Secondary Emergency Communications


ARES/Races For Pierce County

District Five ARES Emergency Coordinator:
Stan Nelson - K7DKK DEC Director
Rob Wiggins DEC Director
161 Maple Lane N.W.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-265-3661
ARES/RACES For Pierce County
W7AAO 145.37 MHz Repeater (136.5 pl tone)

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Radio Club of Tacoma
President Dave Ellison
W7UUU
Po Box 11188
Tacoma, WA
(253) 759-2040

Radio Club of Tacoma

Gary McAdams, WG7X
Po Box 11188
Tacoma, WA
(253) 759-2040

Emergency Services & EMS


American Red Cross

Tacoma Chapter
Bonnie Bush Executive Director
Emergency Services
1235 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409-8048
(253) 474-0400 TEL
(253) 473-4843 FAX

West Region EMS & Trauma Care Council, Inc.

Anne Benoist Program Manager
2646 RW Johnson Blvd, Suite 112
Tumwater, WA 98512
360-705-9019
800-546-5416
Fax 360-705-9676

American Medical Response

902 Center St,
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 272-5899

Rural Metro Ambulance

325 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 274-9787

Pierce Cnty Emergency Medical

Norma Pancake
EMS Coordinator
2501 S. 35th St. Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98409
Ph: (253) 798-7722
Fx: (253) 798-2200

Pierce County Hospital Systems


MultiCare Health Systems

Allenmore Hospital
Public Contact
1901 S Union Ave 1,
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 403-2323
Mary Bridge
Children's Hospital
317 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
253) 403-1400
Tacoma General Hospital
Public Contact
315 MLK Jr Way,
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 403-1000
Auburn Medical Center
Covington Medical Center
Gig Harbor Medical Park
Good Samaritan Hospital

Franscian Health System

St. Joseph Hospital
Keutel Patel
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 426-4101

St. Clare Hospital
Email form
11315 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 588-1711
St. Francis Hospital
34515 Ninth Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 944-8100
(253) 835-8100

American Lake Veterans Adm

9600 Veterans Dr SW
Tacoma, WA 98493
(253) 582-8440
Madigan Army Medical Center
Bldg 9040 Fitzsimmons Drive
Tacoma, WA 98431
(253) 968-1110
VAMC American Lake
Tacoma, WA 98493
(253)582-8440 Ext. 6867
FAX: (253)584-4017

Pierce County Fire Department Assets
Other Groups and Organizations In Pierce County


Warner Webb Interim Fire Marshal
Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau
2401 S. 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409-7494
Ph: (253) 798-7179
Fx: (253) 798-2731

Fort Lewis Fire &

Emergency Services
Building 2014
Pendelton Ave.
Fort Lewis, WA 98433-5000
253-966-2616
McChord Air Force Base
Fire Department
62 CES/CEF,
555 "A" St.
McChord AFB, WA 98438-1325
(253)984-2603
FAX: (253)984-2666
Mount Rainier National Park
Star Rt. - Tahoma Woods
Ashford, WA 98304
(360)569-2211
FAX: (360)569-2187
FAX: (360)569-2170

Fire Chief Jim Sharp
3631 Drexler Drive West
University Place, WA 98466
(253) 564-1623 Business
(253) 564-1629 Fax
Station2-1
5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA
(253) 582-4600
Station 2-1
8517 Washington Blvd
Lakewood, WA
(253) 582-4600
Station 2-2
14505 Grant Ave
Lakewood, WA
(253) 582-4600
Station 2-3
8310 87th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA
(253) 582-4600
Station 2-4
Lakewood, WA
(253) 582-4600

Fire District No. 5 Gig Harbor

Fire Chief Burgess
Administration -
10222 Bujacich Rd. NW,
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
253-851-3111
FAX 253-851-9606
Station 5-0 ( Swede Hill)
Headquarters/Training
10222 Bujacich Rd. NW
Station 5-1 (Gig Harbor)
6711 Kimball Drive
Station 5-2 (Wollochet)
2217 Pt. Fosdick Drive NW
Station 5-3 (Fox Island)
906 Kamus Drive
Station 5-4 (Arletta)
4518 Ray Nash Drive NW
Station 5-5 (Rosedale)
7710 Rosedale Street NW
Station 5-6 (Purdy)
5210 144th Street NW
Station 5-7 (Crescent Valley)
10521 Crescent Valley Dr. NW
Station 5-8 (Swede Hill)
10302 Bujacich Rd. NW
Station 5-9 (Artondale)
3828 62nd Avenue NW
Maintenance Shop
14201 54th Avenue NW

Pierce County Fire Fire Chiefs Assocation
Fire District No. 1
Sumner
800 Harrison St.
Sumner, WA 98390
(253)863-5451
FAX: (253)863-0707

Fire District No. 6

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
Daniel Olson
17520 22nd Ave. E.
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 538-6400
Fax 253.537.7294

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Fire District No. 6
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
17520 22nd Ave. E.
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 538-6400
FAX: (253)537-4361
Fire District No. 12
Buckley
P.O. Box 174
Buckley, WA 98321
(253)891-9344
FAX: (253)891-9361

Fire District No. 13

Brown's Pt. / Dash Pt.
Chief Cliff McCollum
4815 Wa Tau Ga Ave NE,
Browns Point WA, 98422
(253)952-4776
Station 76
2101 Dogwood St NE,
Dash Point WA, 98422
(253)952-4776

Riverside Fire District No. 14

Fire Chief Kira Thirkield
Battalion Chief Daniel Hugo
Riverside Fire & Rescue
4114 56th Ave E.
Puyallup, WA 98371
253-922-5644
Fax 253-926-1138
Fire District No. 15
Eatonville
5403 340th St. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328
(253)847-4333
FAX: (253)847-3104

Key Peninsula Fire District No. 16

Fire Chief Guy Allen
8911 Key Peninsula Hwy. KPN
Lakebay, WA 98349
(253)884-2222
FAX: (253)884-9437

Fire District No. 17

Lloyd Galey Fire Chief
Roy / LaCamas / McKenna
5403 - 340th Street
East Eatonville, WA 98328
253-847-4333
Fax: 253-262-3182

Fire District No. 17

Roy / LaCamas / McKenna
5403 - 340th Street
East Eatonville, WA 98328
253-847-4333
Fax: 253-262-3182

Orting Fire District No. 18

Chief Zane Gibson
PO Box 386,
Orting, WA 98360
Headquarters:
401 Washington Ave SE,
Orting, WA 98360
360-893-2221
360-893-8524 (fax)
Fire District No. 20
South Prairie
350 SR 162 / P. O. Box 258
South Prairie, WA 98385
(360)897-8412
FAX: (360)897-8433
Fire District No. 21
Graham
P. O. Box 369
Graham, WA 98338
(253)847-8811
FAX: (253)847-2233

Fire District No. 22

Fire Chief Bud Backer
18421 Veterans Memorial Dr. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Phone: 253-863-1800
Fax: 253-863-1848

Fire District No. 22

Fire Chief Jerry Thorson
18421 Veterans Memorial Dr. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Phone: 253-863-1800
Fax: 253-863-1848

Fire District No. 23

Fire Chief Matt Medford
PO Box 842,
Elbe, WA 98330|
Phone: (360) 569-2752
Fax: (360) 569-2036

Fire District No. 23

Fire Chief Matt Medford
PO Box 842,
Elbe, WA 98330|
Phone: (360) 569-2752
Fax: (360) 569-2036
Fire District No. 25
Crystal Mountain
Address: 29815 WA-706,
Ashford, WA 98304
Phone:(360) 569-2752
Fire District No. 26
59705 WA-410,
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 663-2522

Fire District No. 27

Anderson Island
Chief James Bixler
10011 Lake Josephine Blvd.
Anderson Island, WA 98303
(253)884-4040
FAX: (253)884-4057


Union Pacific Railroads

402 S Dawson Street
Seattle, WA
253-591-2558

Burlington Northern &

Santa FE Railways
Gus Melanas Public Contact
605 Puyallup Ave
Tacoma, WA 98421
(253-591-2558

Pierce County Transit

Public Contact
3701 96th Street Southwest
P.O. Box 99070
Tacoma, Washington 98499
(253) 581-8000
1-800-562-8109

Sound Transit


401 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 398-5000
Fax: (206) 689-3360


Bonney Lake Chamber Of Commerce

Public Contact
P.O. Box 7171
Bonney Lake, WA 98390
253-840-9683
FAX(253) 891-9412

Warren Zimmerman President/CEO
Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 102
3125 Judson St
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-851-6865

United Way of Pierce County

Dona PonepintoPresident & CEO
1501 Pacific Ave., 4th Floor,
PO Box 2215, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 272-4263
fax (253) 597-7481

Tacoma News Tribune

David A. Zeeck Publisher & President
253-597-8738
1950 South State Street,
Tacoma, Washington 98405
253-597-8742


Link Report By US Geological Survey
Mount Rainier Active Volcano
US Geological Survey
Mount Rainier Volcano - "The Mountain":M.Mount Rainier, the highest (4,392 meters - 14,410 feet) and third-most voluminous volcano in the Cascades after Mounts Shasta and Adams, dominates the Seattle-Tacoma area, where more than 1.5 million know it fondly as The Mountain. The Mountain is, however, the most dangerous volcano in the range, owing to the large population and to the huge area and volume of ice and snow on its flanks that could theoretically melt to generate debris flows during cataclysmic eruptions. -- Swanson, et.al., 1989

Mount Rainier Dominates the Landscape: Mount Rainier volcano dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington. It stands nearly 3 miles higher than the lowlands to the west and 1.5 miles higher than the surrounding mountains. The base of the volcano spreads over an area of about 100 square miles, and lava flows that radiate from the base of the cone extend to distances of as much as 9 miles. The flanks of Mount Rainier are drained by five major rivers and their tributaries. Clockwise from the northwest the major rivers are the Carbon, White, Cowlitz, Nisqually, and Puyallup. Each river flows westerly through the Cascade Range and, with the exception of the Cowlitz, empties into Puget Sound near Tacoma, Washington. The Cowlitz joins the Columbia River in the southwestern part of the State to flow to the Pacific Ocean. -- Crandell, 1971

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Estimated Mud Flows
US Geological Survey
Eruptive Background: Mount Rainier is an active volcano that first erupted about half a million years ago. Because of Rainier's great height and northerly location, glaciers have cut deeply into its lavas, making it appear deceptively older than it actually is. Mount Rainier is known to have erupted as recently as in the 1840s, and large eruptions took place as recently as about 1,000 and 2,300 years ago. Mount Rainier and other similar volcanoes in the Cascade Range, such as Mount Adams and Mount Baker, erupt much less frequently than the more familiar Hawaiian volcanoes, but their eruptions are vastly more destructive. Hot lava and rock debris from Rainier's eruptions have melted snow and glacier ice and triggered debris flows (mudflows) - with a consistency of churning wet concrete - that have swept down all of the river valleys that head on the volcano. Debris flows have also formed by collapse of unstable parts of the volcano without accompanying eruptions. Some debris flows have traveled as far as the present margin of Puget Sound, and much of the lowland to the east of Tacoma and the south of Seattle is formed of pre-historic debris from Mount Rainier -- Sisson, 1995

Takhoma, Tahoma, Ta-co-bet, Rainier: Northwest American Indians knew the mountain long before European explorers reached the waters of the Pacific Ocean. For generations, they knew the mountain as Takhoma, Tahoma, Ta-co-bet and several other names. Many of the names mean "big mountain" or "snowy peak," or "place where the waters begin." Little Tahoma is the name of prominent rock outcrop on the east side of Mount Rainier. American Indians living both east and west of Mount Rainier traveled to the high mountain valleys each summer and fall to gather berries and hunt deer, goats, elk, and bear. They often camped near berry fields at altitudes between 3,000 feet and 5,000 feet. The forests and meadows around Mount Rainier were important summer hunting and gathering sites for the Nisqually, Puyallup, Upper Cowlitz, Muckleshoot, and Yakama people. On May 8, 1792, Captain George Vancouver of the British Royal Navy anchored his ship near today's Port Townsend, Washington. He wrote in his log, "... the round snowy mountain ... after my friend Rear Admiral Peter Rainier, I distinguished by the name of Mount Rainier ..." -- U.S. National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park Website, 2002