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
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.
The Hottest New Trend in Fire Response - We are SO excited to announce the addition of the sleeveless bunker coat! 😎🔥🗓 pic.twitter.com/QZqemXfmIl— Graham Fire & Rescue (@GrahamFireWa) April 1, 2022
Puyallup Police posted a joke crime scene: a box of spilled doughnuts and a warning about "hangry" officers.
HAPPENING NOW!!!!!— Puyallup Police (@PuyallupPD) April 1, 2022
Our officers are currently at the scene of an ongoing TRAGIC investigation located in the parking lot of the police station. Please avoid the area, potential HANGRY officers. #OhTheHorror #AprilFools pic.twitter.com/gecLgNZxvv
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.
Dublin Fire Engines are officially allowed to remove engine masks today. It helped provide fresh filtered air to the engine and cab for the past two years. #AprilFoolsDay2022 pic.twitter.com/Mg1PA4AVmq— Central Pierce Fire & Rescue (@CentralPierce) April 1, 2022
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?"
A shocking new report from DNR geologists reveals that Mount Rainier is cake. pic.twitter.com/n8wuhNGngK— Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources (@waDNR) April 1, 2022
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