VRFA BLOG

Read about current VRFA events, incidents and announcements.

Residents rescued from windows, roof of three-alarm Max House Apartment fire in Auburn

Approximately 30 residents from fifteen apartment units are displaced after a fire severely damaged their homes in the early morning hours of July 24. Seven businesses also sustained damage and are currently closed. The first call to 9-1-1 came from…

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VRFA Battalion Chief Mack Accepts Position at East Pierce

After 29 years and a long list of accomplishments, Battalion Chief Bill Mack is resigning from the Valley Regional Fire Authority to accept a position as a Deputy Chief for East Pierce Fire and Rescue. Mack was hired on October 1, 1992, by the City…

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Wildland Urban Interface Home Project – Week 8

We’ve come to the last week of our Wildland Urban Interface Home Project of the Week campaign. Hopefully, you were able to complete all or some of the projects. If you missed any of the weeks or are just discovering this campaign, you can find a…

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VRFA welcomes four new firefighters

Congratulations to our newest firefighters Bryan Poland, Zachary White, Joseph Parrish, and Greg Bortel! The four graduated from the South King County Fire Training Consortium Academy on June 11 and have been assigned to their new shifts and…

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Captain Dave Berg Retires

A career in the fire service means dedicating yourself to helping others. Captain Dave Berg not only embodied this goal, he made it a 32-year mission. Dave began his career as a resident firefighter at Pierce County Fire District 7 in Spanaway in…

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Wildland Urban Interface Home Project – Week 7

We’ve made it to week seven of our Wildland Urban Interface Home Project of the Week Campaign. Last week you worked on an emergency plan. Now it’s time to “Be Ready to Act.” Your “Go Bag” is packed, but how will you know it’s time to go? An…

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