Thursday, October 19, 2017

Collaboration with UWT to improve Firefighter Safety

Fire Chief Jim Duggan has been working with the University of Washington Tacoma to improve firefighter safety. Here is an article on Dr. Matt Tolentino's projects. Dr. Tolentino is an Assistant Professor in UWT's Institute of Technology.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill at 10:19 on October 19th, 2017

Tomorrow is the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill!

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:19am on October 19 during Great ShakeOut drills. We are participating - hope you are too!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Requests for Service Report - September 2017

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
September
2017 (YTD)
2016 (YTD)
Fire
175
1,350
1,326
Emergency Medical
3,095
28,485
28,472
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
603
5,780
5,278
Total
3,873
35,615
35,076
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Mission: To Protect People, Property & the Environment

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fire Prevention Week - 2017

It's Fire Prevention Week 2017! This year's theme: "Every second counts - plan 2 ways out"




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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Mission: To Protect People, Property & the Environment

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.