Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Requests for Service Report - September 2018

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
September
1/1-9/31
2018
1/1-9/31
2017
Fire
108
1,459
1,350
Emergency Medical
3,168
28,965
28,485
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
638
5,723
5,780
Total
3,914
36,147
35,615
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill October 18, 2018

Are you prepared to act when the next big earthquake hits?
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold on at 10:18 am on October 18 during Great ShakeOut drills. We are participating, and hope you are too!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Registration is open for CPR Sunday - 2018


CPR Sunday is an annual community event offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). On the second Sunday in October each year, participants are taught the fundamentals of CPR and then given the opportunity to practice with CPR manikins and Automated External Defibrillators (AED). 

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 14, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please register.

registration

What Attendees Can Expect
  • More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors
  • 1 1/2 hours of classroom training and 1 hour of hands-on training
  • Four class options: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, or 2 PM
  • Practical training with CPR manikins and AED's.
What Attendees Will Learn
  • What happens when you call 9-1-1
  • Patient assessment
  • One rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway
  • Automated external defibrillator use
  • Foreign body airway obstruction management
  • Essentials of a home first aid kit
  • CPR-related information/reminder list for home and wallet

Note - this class is "Citizen Level CPR" and does not meet the Washington State Health Care Provider Level card requirements.










Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bystander CPR Saves a Life

On September 18, TFD was honored to recognize Ryan Fernandez and Athena Ward for their efforts in performing bystander CPR. The two initiated CPR on a person that had gone into cardiac arrest while working their shift at a local restaurant. Cardiac arrest survivor Cathy Mattson was on hand to thank the bystanders and first responders that were able to successfully revive her.
TFD offers free CPR classes twice a month, and once a year at our upcoming CPR Sunday event October 14, 2018. Please consider attending to learn how to save a life!




Thursday, September 13, 2018

Requests for Service Report - August 2018

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
August
1/1-8/31
2018
1/1-8/31
2018
Fire
245
1,351
1,175
Emergency Medical
3,367
25,797
25,390
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
648
5,085
5,177
Total
4,260
32,233
31,742
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 11 Remembrance - 2018

We are grateful to all who joined us to remember the lives lost and sacrifices made on September 11, 2001.




Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Entry Level Firefighter Exam

Over the next two days, applicants for entry-level firefighter positions will be hard at work completing the written exam phase of the application process. Designed to establish an eligibility list, the written exam is one in a series of steps taken to become a Tacoma firefighter. Nearly 2,000 applications were received, and most will attend one of four testing sessions held at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

This eligibility list will be used to fill TFD's vacant positions for the next few years, including an anticipated recruit class in early 2019. "We are always looking for ambitious, energetic and diverse candidates to strengthen our department," said Deputy Chief Tory Green.