Wednesday, October 9, 2019

TFD Tower 2 "Push-In" Ceremony

Tacoma Fire Department will officially place a new ladder tower, designated as Tower 2, in service following a tradition historically known as a “push-in” ceremony. The celebration of welcoming a new apparatus has been a source of pride for the fire service for over 100 years. The origin of the ceremony dates back to horse-drawn equipment when the horse could not back-up the fire engines and firefighters would unhitch the horses and “push-in” the fire engine after returning from a call. The community is invited to attend the ceremony.

Date: October 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 am

: Fire Station 8
4911 South Alaska Street 
Tacoma, WA 98408

Monday, October 7, 2019

Fire Prevention Week 2019

It's Fire Prevention Week! This year's theme "not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!"

Monday, September 16, 2019

Registration is now open for CPR Weekend - 2019

 CPR Weekend

CPR Saturday/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 weekend of 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 Saturday will be held Oct. 12, at Eastside Community Center, 1721 E. 56th St. in Tacoma.

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 13, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please register.


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
  • 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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11 Remembrance - 2019

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

National Preparedness Month 2019

National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” For additional information visit

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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 Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

The program will include speeches by City of Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Fire Chief Toryono Green, and retired Captain Michael Dugan, FDNY.  

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

National Night Out - 2019

Tacoma Fire Department was honored to be invited to over 70 neighborhood get-togethers as a part of National Night Out. Designed to offer neighbors an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company while building bonds useful in preventing crime and improving safety in their neighborhoods, we were grateful to meet so many of you committed to making our community a safer place to live!