Monday, June 27, 2016

Fireworks and 4th of July Safety

Reminder:
  • All Fireworks are illegal in the City of Tacoma. 
  • Violators are subject to a $257 dollar fine and the confiscation of their fireworks. 
  • Please call (253) 798-4722 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



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Requests for Service - May 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
May
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
200
566
506
Emergency Medical
3,375
16,104
15,084
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
556
2,868
2,587
Total
4,131
19,538
18,177
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer Heat - 2016

With the temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees this weekend, City of Tacoma Emergency Management recommends the following actions to minimize the 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 to 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 National Weather Service and the Center for Disease Control.


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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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