Spanaway Elementary training location for police & fire

Police, fire agencies to conduct training at former Spanaway Elementary School

Over the next few weeks, multiple police and fire agencies will be using the old Spanaway Elementary, located at 215 166th Street South, as a training ground. They will be conducting tactical and other technical drills at the site.

The public should not be alarmed to see rescue and law enforcement vehicles on or near the old Spanaway Elementary site on the following dates:

May 17 – Pierce County Sheriffs Office

May 24 – Washington State Patrol

June 15 – Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

This is a valuable opportunity for our local first responders to practice responding to emergencies in a vacant school setting. These activities will be contained to the old school building and will not impact the instruction of our students.

Located in unincorporated south Pierce County, Bethel is the 16th largest school district in the state with an enrollment of 19,000 students. The district includes 16 elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), three comprehensive senior high schools (9-12), an alternative high school (9-12), an elementary online academy, and a school of choice (K-7).

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