West Pierce Fire and Rescue
Firefighters and medics held ice rescue training to take advantage of the timely weather. People are reminded to stay off the ice and keep pets away from frozen waterways as well.
West Pierce Fire and Rescue will be offering training for its Community Emergency Response Team. This emergency preparedness course is a way for people to learn how to help people become prepared to help others until 911 response can arrive. The program is funded by a $4,200 grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation, which funded the purchase of CERT backpacks and other preparedness supplies. Registration is free. The course runs Feb. 27 to March 18. Visit westpierce.org/cert for more information or to register.