Thursday, May 21, 2015

Requests for Service - April 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
April
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
102
359
298
Emergency Medical
3,026
12,001
11,256
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
500
2,047
1,757
Total
3,628
14,407
13,311
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Accepting applications for firefighter through August 28, 2015.

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.


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Crude oil fire at a refinery

At 7:20 am firefighters responded to a reported fire in a heat distillation tower at an oil refinery at 3001 Marshall Ave in the Tidelfats area of Tacoma.

The first arriving company found a sizeable smoke plume and fire in a large heater tank and tower used in the manufacturing process to convert crude oil into other petroleum products such as gasoline, asphalt and jet fuel. Operationally, plant personnel shut-off the flow of crude to the machine at the inception of the fire and efforts were directed at cooling the tank and nearby equipment to mitigate potential explosion or collapse hazards. After about 90 minutes the remaining crude oil in the tank burned itself out. The fire was contained to a single tower. The cause of the fire is under investigation and there were no injuries to report.





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Requests for service - March 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
March
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
111
257
221
Emergency Medical
3,156
8,975
8,419
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
544
1,547
1,331
Total
3,811
10,779
9,971
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FDCares Program

Did you know that TFD is one of five departments in the state of Washington that has an FDCares program?

What is FDCares? It's a community assistance program developed to help people better understand their health care options, and to address health and safety issues before they become emergencies. Check out the video for more details on this innovative program.


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.