Friday, March 27, 2015

Free CPR Classes

Need to take a CPR Class? Free classes are available twice a month to those living in Tacoma, Fife and Fircrest. See you there!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Duplex fire on North "K" Street

Incident Date:  3/24/15
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  616 N “K” St
Incident Type:  Duplex Fire

Narrative:  At 9:09 am firefighters from stations 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, and 17 responded to a reported structure fire.

The first arriving company found flames and heavy smoke showing from the back of the approximately 3,000 square foot two-story duplex. Crews protected near-by exposures and battled the fire that raced up the interior walls (balloon type construction) into the attic space for over an hour before bringing it under control.

No occupants were home at the time of the fire and the Red Cross was requested to provide relocation assistance to four of the six adults displaced from the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.



   


Confined Space Rescue Training

Over the last several shifts, TFD’s Technical Rescue Team has been conducting confined space rescue training. Training objectives for the 36 Operations and 24 Technician level Technical Rescue Team participants include initial on-scene operations, air monitoring, ventilation, communications, supplied air breathing apparatus (SABA), patient packaging, and rope systems for safely gaining access to, and removing a patient from a permit required confined space.






Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tacoma Fire Department graduates five paramedics

Five 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 course work and hands-on training in their pursuit of National Registry Paramedic Certification.

Over the course of the program, students worked their way through nearly 20,000 pages of assigned reading, answering over 13,000 test questions on the material. The hands-on portion of the curriculum involved numerous clinical hours in field and hospital settings, and demonstrated competency at a variety of emergency medical techniques. Congratulations!


Requests for Service - February 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
February
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
67
146
148
Emergency Medical
2,780
5,819
5,441
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
485
1,003
1,039
Total
3,332
6,968
6,628
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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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Protecting People, Property & the Environment