Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mock DUI simulation brings safety message to Fife High School Students - 2017

TFD, Fife Police Department, Airlift NW and Fife School District teamed up today to participate in a "mock" driving under the influence (DUI) simulation at Fife High School. As a part of the powerful "Every 15 Minute Program," students have been learning first hand about the devastating consequences of unsafe driving choices.  
With students celebrating at their prom and graduation parties over the next few weeks the message is simple: PLEASE - DON'T DRINK/TEXT AND DRIVE!




Friday, May 19, 2017

Barbecue Grilling Safety

With the weather finally starting to warm up and since we are all a bit "rusty" (pun intended!) from this really long and wet winter, a friendly reminder on BBQ Grilling safety is in order.  




Thursday, May 18, 2017

Requests for Service Report - April 2017

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
April
2017 (YTD)
2016 (YTD)
Fire
84
355
366
Emergency Medical
2,976
12,375
12,729
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
613
2,898
2,312
Total
3,673
15,628
15,407
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Certificate of Commendation awarded for CPR/AED Intervention

Medical Services Officer Mike Newhouse awarded Certificates of Commendation to Emerald Queen Employees Anthony Santos, Joshua Ramsey, William Bales, and William Smith (not pictured) at a special gathering yesterday.

The four were recognized for performing CPR and using one of the Casinos Automated External Defibrillators to revive a patron that had suffered sudden cardiac arrest.

“Rapid intervention is critical. We are grateful that these four were able to act quickly to save a life,” said Fire Chief Jim Duggan.  

Information about free CPR classes is available from the Tacoma Fire Department. 

L to R: Anthony Santos, Joshua Ramsey, Medical Services Officer Mike Newhouse, William Bales

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Requests for Service Report - March 2017

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
March
2017 (YTD)
2016 (YTD)
Fire
84
271
242
Emergency Medical
3,139
9,399
9,561
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
610
1,925
1,761
Total
3,833
11,595
11,564
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tacoma Fire Department graduates four firefighter/paramedics

Four Tacoma Firefighters graduated from our nationally accredited paramedic training program in a special ceremony this afternoon. The graduates successfully completed 18 months of rigorous academic coursework and hands-on training obtaining their National Registry Paramedic Certification.

Over the course of the program, each student worked their way through more than 5,000 pages of assigned reading, answering over 2,300 test questions on the material. The hands-on portion of the curriculum involved numerous clinical hours in the field and hospital settings and demonstrated competency in a variety of emergency medical techniques.
Class valedictorian Michael Steinhoff is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. James G. Billingsley Award for Academic Excellence.
The recently retired Dr. Billingsley served as the Tacoma Fire Department Medical Director for 49 years.  

Congratulations to all!
From Left to Right: Coordinator Chris Rock, FF/PM Amir Law, FF/PM Michael Steinhoff, FF/PM Andrew Yu, FF/PM Daniel Berg, Dr. Gerecht 
 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Requests for Service - January 2017

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
January
2017 (YTD)
2016 (YTD)
Fire
111
111
90
Emergency Medical
3,472
3,472
3,251
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
703
703
617
Total
4,286
4,286
3,958
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