Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Save the date - TFD hosts remembrance on September 11, 2015

On Friday September 11, 2015, the Tacoma Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at a public remembrance ceremony beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Firefighter’s Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way. This year marks the 14th anniversary of this tragic event. 

The program will include speeches by Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma Fire Deputy Chief Toryono Green and Lieutenant Ray McCormack of FDNY.  

Please join us as the nation keeps its solemn vow that “we have not forgotten.” 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

National Preparedness Month - September 2015

National Preparedness Month starts on September 1! This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

Each week will focus on a different type of emergency and how you and your family can prepare. Don’t forget to be counted by adding your preparedness activity to the America’s PrepareAthon! website

• Week 1: September 1-5 Flood
• Week 2: September 6-12 Wildfire
• Week 3: September 13-19 Hurricane
• Week 4: September 14-26 Power Outage
• Week 5: September 27-30 Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (September 30 )

For more details about National Preparedness Month, visit:

Friday, August 28, 2015

Collision results in leaking fuel tanks on two locomotives

At 10:32 Firefighters responded to a report of two locomotive engines making contact in the 2300 block of Cleveland Way. Crews arrived to find one engine off the tracks, and fuel spilling from the diesel tanks on both engines that had been compromised in the collision. 

Crews worked quickly to set up containment to capture as much diesel (est. 3,000 gallons) as possible and assessed and transported one patient from the accident with minor injuries.  A third party environmental company will work throughout the day to remove the fuel and contaminated soil at the site.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Requests for service report - July 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Registration is now open for CPR Sunday 2015

CPR 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 Sunday in 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 Sunday will be held Oct. 11, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please register at CPR Sunday.

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
  • Four class options: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, or 2 PM
  • 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.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Reminder - firefighter application period ends two weeks from today!

If you or someone you know is interested in a career with the Tacoma Fire Department, we are currently accepting applications to establish a candidate eligibility list. The deadline for submitting your application is August 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply Here

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Swan Creek Park Fire

Update: 8:00 AM - August 14.

As of Friday morning, the fire in the park is 100% contained. Firefighters from TFD and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue will be working hot spots throughout the day. No evacuations have taken place and no houses are currently threatened.
At approximately 7:00 PM August 12, firefighters responded to a reported brush fire in the south central portion of Swan Creek Park. First arriving companies from Central Pierce Fire and Rescue (CPFR) found a large fire burning in the under brush and trees. Crews from CPFR and TFD returned to the scene today to battle the approximately 5 acre blaze that was firmly entrenched in a steep ravine adjacent to the creek bed.

Preliminary indications are that the fire was ignited during one of yesterday afternoons lightning strikes. Operationally, fire lines have been created with a bulldozer where accessible and firefighters have carried in wildland hose lines and tools to attack the fire. There are currently no evacuations or structures threatened, and no injuries to report. Smoke may be visible for a few days before the fire is fully extinguished.