Friday, January 20, 2017

Requests for Service - December 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
December
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
97
1,605
1,785
Emergency Medical
3,294
38,009
36,731
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
639
7,169
6,750
Total
4,030
46,783
45,266
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Requests for Service - November 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
November
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
91
1,508
1,702
Emergency Medical
3,063
34,715
33,519
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
608
6,530
6,160
Total
3,762
42,753
41,381
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Friday, December 16, 2016

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.

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






2016 Tacoma Firefighters Christmas Project

Tacoma Firefighters raise $14,000 to brighten the holidays for 140 local families.

For the past 28 years, Tacoma Firefighters have brought holiday cheer to the lives of thousands of Tacoma children and their families with deliveries of food, clothing, and gifts just before Christmas. This year, firefighters have raised over $14,000 dollars to help more than 140 children and families in need.

“It’s always a great honor to help bring a little happiness to those in need during the holidays,” said project co-founder Captain Jim Lee. "We are also very grateful for the generous support from active and retired Tacoma Firefighters throughout the past 28 years. Without their commitment to the community and this program, none of this would have been possible" said Lee.

Special deliveries from a fire engine, medic unit, and Santa Claus are scheduled for Dec. 19 and Dec. 21. This year’s recipients were identified through the Tacoma School District Head Start Program and YWCA Women’s Shelter.

For additional information contact Captain Jim Lee at (253) 381-0851.




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Requests for Service - October 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
October
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
91
1,417
1,609
Emergency Medical
3,180
31,652
30,510
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
644
5,922
5,543
Total
3,915
38,991
37,662
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great Shakeout 2016

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20 during Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills!

Join them!

Details at www.shakeout.org/washington.

Monday, October 10, 2016

National Fire Prevention Week - 2016

It's #nationalfirepreventionweek and this year's theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”
  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
Visit Fire Prevention Week for addition details.