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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Thursday, January 26, 2017

TFD food drive supports YWCA - 2017

An annual event since 2003, Tacoma Fire Department is honored to support our local YWCA Women's Shelter. Firefighters and YWCA staff created a supply chain today to unload non-perishable staples, toiletries and infant care items that TFD employees donated to help support program participants in the coming months.

 Established in 1906, the YWCA Pierce County has devoted over a century to creating opportunity and safety for women and children in our community. A forerunner in the domestic violence service provision field, the YWCA established Washington State's first domestic violence shelter in 1976.



Friday, January 20, 2017

Requests for Service - December 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
December
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
97
1,605
1,785
Emergency Medical
3,294
38,009
36,731
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
639
7,169
6,750
Total
4,030
46,783
45,266
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Requests for Service - November 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
November
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
91
1,508
1,702
Emergency Medical
3,063
34,715
33,519
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
608
6,530
6,160
Total
3,762
42,753
41,381
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Probationary Firefighters Celebrate Milestone

Probationary Firefighters celebrate a milestone today as they achieve the rank of Firefighter with the department.

The culmination of a one-year hiring process, Probationary Firefighters have successfully completed an initial 16-week Recruit Academy and subsequent hands-on and competency based testing in fire suppression, emergency medical services, search and rescue and hazardous materials operations.

On behalf of the citizens we serve, and the Tacoma Fire Department, congratulations!






2016 Tacoma Firefighters Christmas Project

Tacoma Firefighters raise $14,000 to brighten the holidays for 140 local families.

For the past 28 years, Tacoma Firefighters have brought holiday cheer to the lives of thousands of Tacoma children and their families with deliveries of food, clothing, and gifts just before Christmas. This year, firefighters have raised over $14,000 dollars to help more than 140 children and families in need.

“It’s always a great honor to help bring a little happiness to those in need during the holidays,” said project co-founder Captain Jim Lee. "We are also very grateful for the generous support from active and retired Tacoma Firefighters throughout the past 28 years. Without their commitment to the community and this program, none of this would have been possible" said Lee.

Special deliveries from a fire engine, medic unit, and Santa Claus are scheduled for Dec. 19 and Dec. 21. This year’s recipients were identified through the Tacoma School District Head Start Program and YWCA Women’s Shelter.

For additional information contact Captain Jim Lee at (253) 381-0851.