Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Requests for Service - April 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
April
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
124
366
359
Emergency Medical
3,168
12,729
12,001
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
551
2,312
2,047
Total
3,843
15,407
14,407
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Friday, May 6, 2016

City Service Expo - tomorrow from 10-3 at the Tacoma Dome

We hope to see you tomorrow at the City Service Expo. Free parking. Lots of fun. Bring the family.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's almost here - City Services Expo May 7th, 2016

Join us at the City of Tacoma Service Expo.

May 7, 2016
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tacoma Dome + Parking Lot


 Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Requests for Service - March 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
March
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
79
242
257
Emergency Medical
3,268
9,559
8,975
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
600
1,759
1,547
Total
3,947
11,560
10,779
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Early morning blaze at 21st & Commerce St.

Just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, crews responded to a reported fire in a parking garage/warehouse at 2134 Commerce Street (former Tacoma Steel Supply Company). Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames and smoke showing from the very large buildings constructed in the 1920/30's.

Given the size of the fire and the collapse of portions of the structure, a second alarm was initiated to bring additional resources to the scene. Approximately 60 personnel battled the blaze with aerial master streams and ground monitors. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries and there are no additional injuries to report. Power to several nearby buildings was knocked out when the flames burned through lines on the South “C” Street side of the incident.

The fire remains undetermined at this time. Note - given the instability of the structures, the cause and origin investigation is delayed until it can be made safe to do so.





Friday, April 1, 2016

Recruit Firefighters Celebrate Milestone

Recruit firefighters celebrated a milestone today with their completion of TFD’s academy. Working their way through a year-long training and evaluation process, graduates completed their initial 16 weeks of classroom, hands-on and competency based testing in fire suppression, emergency medical services, search and rescue and hazardous materials operations.

Having obtained probationary firefighter status today, they will continue their training and testing over the next 9 months. If successful during this phase, they achieve the rank of Firefighter in full standing with the department.

On behalf of the citizens we serve, and the Tacoma Fire Department, congratulations recruits!







Friday, March 25, 2016

Training Burn at 1710 S. Fawcett Avenue

Tacoma Fire is conducting a training burn today at 1710 S. Fawcett Avenue. Live-fire training in a controlled environment is a valuable tool in developing firefighting skills.

Recruit firefighters are practicing interior fire attack, hose handling, and observing fire behavior. Drills in the morning, with the final burn scheduled for the early afternoon. Flames and smoke may be visible from the area throughout the day.