Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Requests for Service Report - March 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
March
1/1-3/31
2019
1/1-3/31
2018
Fire
104
292
264
Emergency Medical
3,334
9,674
9,453
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
740
2,239
1,957
Total
4,178
12,205
11,674
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Monday, April 15, 2019

Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan announces retirement

Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan has announced his retirement effective April 16, 2019. Chief Duggan was appointed Fire Chief in 2012 and has served 36 years with the department.
Under Chief Duggan’s command, the Tacoma Fire Department navigated difficult staffing and deployment reductions as a result of the great recession, he oversaw a significant effort to increase the diversity of the organization and developed several initiatives to reduce the non-emergent use of 911.
Deputy Chief Tory Green has been introduced for consideration and confirmation as Tacoma’s next Fire Chief.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New text-to-911 service is now available in Pierce County

Important information from the South Sound 911 dispatch agency regarding its new text-to-911 service in Pierce County.


 Link to south sound 911

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Requests for Service Report - February 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
February
1/1-2/28
2019
1/1-2/28
2018
Fire
84
188
159
Emergency Medical
3,143
6,340
6,126
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
812
1,499
1,291
Total
4,039
8,027
7,576
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tacoma Fire Department Graduates Six Firefighter/Paramedics.

Six Tacoma firefighters graduated from our nationally accredited paramedic training program in a special ceremony this afternoon.

Over the course of the program, each student worked their way through more than 2,000 pages of assigned reading, answering thousands of test questions on the material. The hands-on portion of the curriculum involved over 1,500 clinical hours in the field and hospital settings demonstrating competency in a variety of emergency medical techniques.

Class valedictorian Janell Murry is the recipient of the Dr. James G. Billingsley Award for Academic Excellence.

The Bud Lucas Leadership Award was presented to Josh Haia for his consistent demonstration of teamwork as voted on by his peers. 

Congratulations to all!


From Left to Right: Dr. Gerecht, FF/PM Eriq Law, FF/PM Joshua Haia, FF/PM Jeffrey Polo, FF/PM Janell Murry, FF/PM Stephanie Campbell, FF/PM Alexandra Chapman  

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Women's Firefighter Workshop

A Women’s Firefighter Workshop is being held on April 13, 2019, at the Tacoma Fire Department Training Center. The workshop is free, but registration is limited to the first 50 who sign-up. Check out the attached flyer for more details.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Requests for Service Report - January 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
January
1/1-1/31
2019
1/1-1/31
2018
Fire
104
104
79
Emergency Medical
3,197
3,197
3,311
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
687
687
691
Total
3,988
3,988
4,081
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