Friday, January 3, 2020

Probationary Firefighters Celebrate Milestone - Class of 2019

Probationary Firefighters celebrated a milestone today as they achieved 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.
Congratulations to all!





Monday, December 16, 2019

Requests for Service Report - November 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
November
1/1-11/30
2019
1/1-11/30
2018
Fire
116
1,539
1,675
Emergency Medical
3,181
36,001
35,456
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
641
7,986
7,042
Total
3,938
45,526
44,173
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TFD Ladder with mission statement
Mission: To Protect People, Property & the Environment

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The free PulsePoint Respond mobile app is now available in Pierce County!

The PulsePoint Respond app alerts users to someone nearby experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest so that bystanders can initiate CPR earlier, more often, and increase the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) prior to emergency responders arriving on the scene. If administered immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

“As we leverage technology to improve community safety, we expect this app will help crowdsource Good Samaritans in an effort to increase survival rates,” said Chief Toryono Green.

The app is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices in the App Store or Google Play.

Tacoma Fire Department also offers free CPR classes. For a class schedule, visit our CPR page.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Requests for Service Report - October 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
October 
1/1-10/31
2019
1/1-10/31
2018
Fire
104
1,423
1,587
Emergency Medical
3,256
32,820
32,283
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
745
7,345
6,440
Total
4,105
41,588
40,310
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TFD Ladder with mission statement
Mission: To Protect People, Property & the Environment

Monday, October 21, 2019

Requests for Service Report - September 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
September
1/1-9/30
2019
1/1-9/30
2018
Fire
120
1,319
1,459
Emergency Medical
3,349
29,564
28,965
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
730
6,600
5,723
Total
4,199
37,483
36,147
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TFD Ladder with mission statement
Mission: To Protect People, Property & the Environment

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill - 2019

Tomorrow is the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill!
People worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:17 am on October 17. We are participating - hope you are too! https://www.shakeout.org/washington/


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

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