City Manager Scott Pingel resigns to take position in Newcastle

Fircrest City Manager Scott Pingel has notified the City Council that he is resigning at the end of August to take the City Manager position in Newcastle, WA. Mr. Pingel has been the Fircrest City Manager for nearly 5 years. “We knew when we hired Scott in 2017 that his…

Police Chief Cheesman Announces 2023 Retirement

Police Chief John Cheesman announces plan to retire next year Fircrest Police Chief John Cheesman has officially notified the City that he will retire in February 2023. When he leaves the Public Safety Building as Chief for the last time, he will have served in law enforcement for over 40…

Cooling Centers Information

Our Fircrest Community Center has A/C and we welcome you to cool off inside. Our cooling center will be open from 9 am – 5 pm this Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31st. Here is more information on how to stay safe from TPCHD: https://www.tpchd.org/…/emergency-preparedness/keep-cool LIST OF COOLING CENTERS: Heat Wave…

Encampment Near Orchard Street Water Tower

The City of Fircrest is aware and closely monitoring the encampment near our water tower near Lowe’s on Orchard Street. We share Orchard Street with the City of Tacoma. The Anchor Church property and Lowe’s happen to be in Tacoma, therefore, not in our jurisdiction. Fircrest only owns the parcel…

Celebrate 4TH of July Safely

All Fireworks are illegal in the City of Fircrest The City of Fircrest wants everyone to enjoy the holiday. And, in order to keep the City’s residents and visitors safe, all personal fireworks, even those deemed “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in the City of Fircrest. The sale, use, and…

1st Annual Resident Poker Walk

Fircrest Wellness is sponsoring this event and inviting residents to come out for some fun! There are 5 stops along our route where you will need to choose a card from a deck of cards and write down the suit and number of your card. At the end of the…

Vaccine Clinic at the Community Center July 2, 2022

The City of Fircrest is hosting a vaccine clinic. It’s simple. It’s free. You don’t need insurance or ID. When & Where: July 2, 2022 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fircrest Community Center – Gymnasium 555 Contra Costa Ave, Fircrest, WA 98466 Types of vaccines: Vaccines available for people 6 months years…

Help Pierce Transit Select Where To Stream Next

Now that the inaugural Pacific Avenue/SR 7 Stream BRT corridor is in design and has been recommended for construction funding by the FTA, Pierce Transit is beginning a comprehensive planning study of the next four logical fixed routes in the system to be upgraded to BRT. Currently, the BRT line…

NewCold Storage Facility Expansion

The City of Fircrest received notice that NewCold is looking to change the land-use designation to allow for adding a second facility. See the letter that was sent to the Tacoma City Council HERE. The Tacoma City Council Public Hearing is on June 7th. View the Public Hearing Documents HERE…

RFQ: Fircrest Park Design Consultant

The City of Fircrest (COF) is seeking professional services from experienced design consultants to lead the process to renovate the field lights and natural turf of five, multipurpose sport fields at Fircrest Park. The 7.8-acre community park provides fields that accommodate softball, coach pitch baseball, tee ball, soccer and community…