Pierce County Professional Firefighters

Pierce County Firefighters work every minute of every day with your safety on their minds. Our association has your firefighters' backs so they can focus on their job: having yours.

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Est. 1942

Established in 1942, the brave firefighters represented by Pierce County Firefighters IAFF Local 726 have answered the call every day to keep you safe.


Our association represents 458 firefighters across Pierce County. We're hard at work honing our skills to uphold our duty to provide you with excellence in public safety.


Representing firefighters across 215 square miles who serve Central Pierce, Graham, Orting Valley, and South Pierce.

About Us

Firefighters standing by fire truck

Our commitment to our neighbors doesn't stop when we leave the fire station. We're proud to provide Christmas gifts to 20 families every year, participate in Fill the Boot fundraising that benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Coats for Kids, Scholarships, and provide unforgettable experiences to children affected by cancer through Camp Goodtimes. We're honored to be a part of the communities that we've taken an oath to protect.

Fill The Boot

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The Pierce County Professional Firefighters exemplify unwavering commitment in our partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the annual Fill the Boot campaign. Year after year, our members pour their hearts into the cause, standing alongside the MDA to raise funds and awareness for individuals and families affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

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President's Message

On behalf of the Pierce County Firefighters, IAFF Local 726, it is my honor and privilege to represent over four hundred and fifty Firefighters, Paramedics, Fleet Mechanics, Facilities Technicians, I.T. Technicians, and Public Educators that comprise our Union.  Along with the active membership, IAFF Local 726 also recognizes and honors approximately one-hundred active retirees.

Currently, Local 726 represents members from Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, Graham Fire and Rescue, South Pierce Fire and Rescue, and Orting Valley Fire and Rescue. Local 726 is charged with the representation of all members in regards to wages, hours, and conditions of employment.  We are active on local and national fronts with regard to issues that affect our membership.

The mission of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 726, is to enhance the lives of our members and their families by providing progressive collective bargaining agreements; ensuring our members are treated fairly, compensated appropriately, and work in a safe environment; by creating and cultivating positive working relationships between the executive board and our members, elected officials, department administration and other unions; by keeping our membership engaged and educated ensuring the highest degree of professionalism.