Weekend Briefing | News from April 25 – 29

Lots of East Pierce Fire & Rescue news this week: the department received a donation of six new oxygen mask kits for our pets. Also, as of Friday, April 29, the department's levy lift measure is being approved by voters. Also this week, a Bonney Lake resident talks about the Boston Marathon she just ran, and the Spartans take on the Panthers in a head-to-head tennis match.

Plateau runner takes on Boston Marathon

Bonney Lake resident and Auburn teacher Jesse Rodriguez just ran the Boston Marathon! She completed the 26-plus mile race in just over 3 hours and 54 minutes. And while running for Jesse is a good way to stay in shape, she mostly enjoys the community of people she meets while doing these races. Read more about Jesse and the marathon here.

 

 

 

East Pierce better prepared to save your pup

With help from Invisible Fence in Seattle, East Pierce Fire and Rescue is now better equipped to help pets during a house fire. The fire department is now armed with six new mask kits that fit over an animal’s snout to prevent smoke inhalation and give them oxygen during a fire rescue. Read more about the masks and Project Breath here.

 

Spartans top Panthers in tennis tussle

In a head to head game between the Sumner and Bonney Lake tennis players, the Spartans took the win 4-1. With the tennis season gearing up for state, Spartan stars Jade Lancaster and Tayva Jacobson are ready to go, as well as Kristen Cunningham, the Panther’s top player. Read more about these athletes and the teams here.


East Pierce Fire and Rescue levy passing | Election Results

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue levy lid lift on the April 26 special elections ballot is currently passing. As the votes stand, the measure is receiving 65 percent yes votes to 35 percent no votes. Keep track of the election here.

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