Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One Mission Statement

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will provide exceptional service to our citizens and our members with dedication, compassion, and respect, while continually striving for improvement.

Fireworks Safety

Stay Safe & Legal this 4th of July!

fireworksCelebrate Legally:

Fireworks should only be used in legal locations -- illegal use of fireworks will result in consequences determined by your local law enforcement.

The following list consists of fireworks discharge laws in Pierce County. For additional information on the laws for selling and possessing fireworks, contact your city or town's main office.

Celebrate Safely:

Be Prepared...before you light fireworks

  • Only use fireworks purchased from state licensed fireworks stands--illegal fireworks are subject to immediate confiscation and possible criminal charges.
  • Store fireworks out of children's reach.
  • Keep pets safe indoors.
  • Always keep water handy.

Be Safe...when lighting fireworks

  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors.
  • Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand.
  • Protect your eyes.
  • Light one firework at a time and move away--never relight a "dud"

Be Responsible...after you finish

  • Soak used fireworks in water.
  • Be considerate and clean up used fireworks.
  • Remember firework debris belong in the trash, NOT the recycle bin.
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.

Click here for a PDF of legal/illegal fireworks

Click here for a PDF of Fireworks Safety Tips

Click here for a PDF of most common firework injuries

Community Input Survey

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One (Pierce County Fire District #5) is currently developing a five year Strategic Plan. As a part of this project we are collecting input from our citizens and customers. Your input is valuable to us and will help us determine the best way to develop, manage and deliver services to our community. Please take a few minutes to complete this Community Input Survey.

 

Please click here to complete the survey online

 

If you would like to fax/mail the survey in to us, please do so by clicking here (will open a .PDF document for you print)

Mail to:

10222 Bujacich Rd NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Fax to: 253-851-9606

Pedestrian Safety Tips

As we spring forward toward spring and summer with more daylight hours for being outdoors…..more adults and children are out walking.

So a quick reminder on Pedestrian Safety Tips

Parents are the most important models of proper pedestrian behavior for children.

  • Cross streets safely. Cross at a corner, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Do not assume that because you can see the driver, the driver can see you.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross. Walk, do not run, across the street.
  • Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Be a safe pedestrian around cars. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • Parking lots can be especially dangerous! Newer electric cars are so quiet you may not even know they are running. Parents and kids should hold hands in parking lots and always be alert. Texting and walking is not safe!

Set pedestrian safety rules for your children.

  • Never allow children under age 10 to cross streets alone. Adult supervision is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.
  • Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Make sure children know to cross 10 feet in front of a school bus, never behind, and to wait for adults on the same side of the street as the school bus loading or unloading zone.
  • Teach your child never to run out into a street for a ball, a pet or any other reason.

Help create an environment that’s safe for pedestrians.

  • Make sure your child plays in safe places away from motor vehicles, such as yards, parks and playgrounds and never in the street. Fence off play areas from driveways and streets.
  • Buy clothing and accessories incorporating retro reflective materials for your family to wear at dawn and dusk, in the evening and during other low-light situations, such as rainy or foggy weather.
  • Check frequently for children when backing out of a driveway or a parking space.

Have a safe spring and summer!

Core Values

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will provide exceptional service to our citizens and our members with dedication, compassion, and respect, while continually striving for improvement.

Accountability

Personal accountability is an integral part of professional growth. Organizational accountability is equally important to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of our community.

Continuous Improvement

We recognize and understand that the constancy of change in our community and industry impacts our business daily. We are committed to continuous improvement and progressive thinking to effectively address change to efficiently benefit those we serve.

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Friday, July 03, 2015

FIRE SAFETY BURN BAN:

Effective June 22, 2015
8:00 AM until further notice.
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