Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spotlight on Training - Ventilation

Dear TFD,

"Why do you sometimes cut holes in the roof when a house is on fire?"
Signed Curious.

Great question Curious. It's called ventilation. Check out this segment on the Tacoma Report to find out why we do it and how we practice it!



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Requests for Service - January 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
January
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
79
79
72
Emergency Medical
3,039
3,039
2,769
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
518
518
414
Total
3,636
3,636
3,255
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High-angle rope operations at Pt. Defiance Park

TFD's technical rescue team conducted high-angle rope rescue last night for someone stuck on a steep hillside at Point Defiance Park. Firefighters used a safety harness and rope system to safely lower the person to the beach.



Friday, January 30, 2015

Spotlight on training burns.

Curious about training burns? Check out this segment from the Tacoma Report.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Requests for Service - December 2014

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
December
2014 (YTD)
2013 (YTD)
Fire
77
1,405
1,445
Emergency Medical
3,072
34,647
32,266
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
588
5,852
5,533
Total
3,737
41,904
39,244
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

TFD food drive supports YWCA - 2014

An annual event since 2003, Tacoma Fire Department takes great pride in supporting our local YWCA Women's Shelter. Firefighters and YWCA staff created a human supply chain today to unload and stock thousands of pounds of 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.





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Tacoma Firefighters Christmas Project

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

For the past 26 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 (other co-founders include Lieutenant Andrea Schroeder and Firefighter Ron Ernst). "We are also very grateful for the generous support from active and retired Tacoma Firefighters throughout the past 26 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. 20 and Dec. 22. This year’s recipients were identified through the Tacoma School District Head Start Program, YWCA Women’s Shelter, and the Sharing House.

For additional information regarding this event, contact Captain Jim Lee at (253) 381-0851.