JBLM rescue exercise

JBLM partners with community in exercise; Commemorates 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. –Multiple JBLM units and local community organizations will be involved in a disaster-driven patient reception scenario next week as part of the National Exercise Program Capstone Exercise 2014, a complex emergency preparedness exercise facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency….

Account set up for the family of the Wilcox Mill Worker

ROY, WA —  The Wilcox Family has set up an account for the family of the Feed Mill worker who passed away this week in the silo accident. Anyone may contribute at a Key Bank branch by specifying the Donation account for Steven Green. The Post is trying to find out if there will be any…

Worker’s body recovered from mill in Roy

ROY, WA —  About 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4, rescue crews were finally able to recover the body of Steve Green, 44, a former Marine, from beneath the collapsed tank and grain of the Wilcox Feed Mill in Roy. He was married and the father of four children. KING TV link, just reported Wilcox Farms has set up…

The search in Roy continues

ROY, WA — You can’t miss noticing the Wilcox Mill in Roy as you enter the city in the dark. Bright lights have it illuminated like a Disney castle. There are three cranes on site, two which were operating this evening to hold up the listing grain silos so crews could begin to suction away…

Old undiscovered well swallows Spanaway man

Update: I spoke to Dick Husted this morning (2/15/2017) at a Graham Business Association meeting and he said this video shows what happened during this event. The pitchfork injured his left elbow leaving him with a little nerve damage in his arm & hand, but otherwise, he has a very amazing story to tell.   ~Marianne  …

Aug 8, 8am – 3pm fire department training exercise at PLU

On Thursday, August 8, don’t be surprised if you see fire trucks at Pacific Lutheran University. It will be part of a training exercise for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to help prepare the firefighter for potential events on the college campus and…

Pierce County wins national awards for voter project and emergency mobile app

Last year, Pierce County completed a redistricting project affecting nearly every local voter in just five weeks. The county also started using the latest mobile technology to track damage to roads, bridges, and buildings during floods, fires and other disasters. These two innovative programs have been recognized as among the best in the United States…