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Wash. agencies partake in April Fool’s Day fun

Graham and Central Pierce fire departments, Puyallup Police Central and the state Department of Natural Resources get in on the silliness


Photo/Graham Fire & Rescue

Sean Robinson
The News Tribune

TACOMA, Wash. — A mountain made of cake? Sleeveless firefighting gear? A crime scene littered with doughnut corpses?

Public agencies in Pierce County, Washington, opted for a bit of fun Friday, posting silly pictures and captions to mark April Fools’ Day.

Graham Fire & Rescue weighed in with a new fashion trend: the sleeveless bunker coat, which shows off biceps, but offers limited protection.

Puyallup Police posted a joke crime scene: a box of spilled doughnuts and a warning about “hangry” officers.

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue posted a photo of a “masked” fire engine on its final day before removal. The mask reportedly provided “fresh filtered air” to the engine and cab for two years.

The capper of jokes came from the state Department of Natural Resources, citing a shocking new report about the geological composition of Mount Rainier. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz followed up with a question: “Lava cake?”


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