Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spotlight on Training - Trench Rescue

Firefighters on TFD’s Technical Rescue team are training on trench rescue operations. 

Objectives include using a "waler" system to protect an open space inside a trench, lifting a heavy object at the bottom of a trench, and working around obstacles to safely lift patients. 

“Trench rescue can be one of the most dangerous operations we respond to," said Captain Scott Nicholson. “Hands-on training helps our personnel be well equipped to save someone trapped and ensure firefighter safety during these high-risk operations.” 

TFD's Technical Rescue team is trained to conduct rope, trench, confined space, structural collapse and technical extrication in vehicle/machinery.







Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Requests for Service Report - August 2017

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
August
2017 (YTD)
2016 (YTD)
Fire
223
1,175
1,201
Emergency Medical
3,291
25,390
25,518
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
669
5,177
4,701
Total
4,183
31,742
31,420
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Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11 Remembrance - 2017

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



Thursday, August 31, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month - 2017

This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” It serves as a great reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit.
One of the keys to surviving a disaster is to have seven to 14 days’ worth of supplies on hand. Check out the following videos for details on the types of supplies to include in your disaster kit for home and work. For more detailed information visit, cityoftacoma.org/prepare and ready.gov.



Monday, August 28, 2017

Save the Date - September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

Tacoma Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at a public remembrance ceremony beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017. 

Please join us at the Firefighter’s Memorial, 3301 Ruston Wayas the nation keeps its solemn vow that “we will never forget.” 


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Registration is now open for CPR Sunday - 2017


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. 8, 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, August 15, 2017

Requests for Service - July 2017

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
July
2017 (YTD)
2016 (YTD)
Fire
323
952
964
Emergency Medical
3,185
22,099
22,229
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
640
4,508
4,085
Total
4,148
27,559
27,278
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