Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Requests for Service Report - July 2018

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
July
1/1-7/31
2018
1/1-7/31
2017
Fire
386
1,106
952
Emergency Medical
3,289
22,430
22,099
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
629
4,437
4,508
Total
4,304
27,973
27,559
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summer Heat - 2018

City of Tacoma Emergency Management recommends the following actions to minimize the health risks of hot weather throughout the summer.

Adjust your attire and activities to limit heat exposure and exertion!

If you are going out, plan to wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing that covers as much of your skin as practical. Limit your exposure to direct sunlight between 10AM and 4PM, when the sun's rays are at their strongest.

Drink plenty of water before you become thirsty and rest in the shade before you become tired!

Water is normally the best drink during hot weather, and you'll need more than you think. Avoid soda, alcohol, or caffeine as they can make the heat's effect on your body worse. Symptoms of dehydration and heat illness may include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, nausea, muscle cramps, headache, and vomiting.

Consider a cool place to visit or stay during the hottest part of the day.

Libraries, (note that Tacoma libraries are closed on Sunday and Monday) theaters, shopping malls and community facilities such as senior centers and parks may offer an air-conditioned refuge.

Many heat emergencies occur with people exercising, working or staying alone. Use a buddy system and check on elderly, disabled or at-risk neighbors on a regular basis. If you suspect someone is experiencing a medical emergency from extreme heat exposure, call 9-1-1.

Never leave children, pets or dependent adults alone in a hot car.

Even with the windows down, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can quickly rise to lethal levels.

More detailed heat safety information can be found at the TPCHDNational Weather Service and the Center for Disease Control.

National Environment Public Health Tracking Network

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Requests For Service Report - June 2018

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
June
1/1-6/30
2018
1/1-6/30
2017
Fire
174
720
629
Emergency Medical
3,161
19,141
18,914
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
634
3,808
3,868
Total
3969
23,669
23,411
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Reminder - personal fireworks use is banned in the City of Tacoma.

Reminder:
  • Personal fireworks use is banned in the City of Tacoma. 
  • Violators are subject to a $257 fine and the confiscation of their fireworks. 
  • Please call (253) 798-4721 to report suspected violations. 
  • Tacoma Police Department will respond to fireworks-related calls as units become available. 
TFD encourages you and your family to attend a public fireworks display to enjoy fireworks. 

For additional information, please visit our website



Monday, June 18, 2018

Request for service report - May 2018

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
May
1/1-5/31
2018
1/1-5/31
2017
Fire
186
546
490
Emergency Medical
3,397
15,980
15,764
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
656
3,174
3,191
Total
4,239
19,700
19,445
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Deadline for firefighter position with Tacoma Fire Department closes June 29, 2018.

Just a reminder that the deadline to make application for firefighter with Tacoma Fire Department closes June 29, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Apply here


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Probationary Firefighters Celebrate Milestone

Probationary Firefighters celebrate a milestone today as they achieve 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.