Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Requests for Service Report - July 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
July
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
232
964
1,244
Emergency Medical
3,149
22,229
21,332
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
619
4,085
3,751
Total
4,000
27,278
26,327
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

When and when not to call 911

A message from our FDCares program.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Requests for Service - June 2016

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
June
2016 (YTD)
2015 (YTD)
Fire
166
732
781
Emergency Medical
2,976
19,080
18,100
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
598
3,466
3,137
Total
3,740
23,278
22,018
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

TFD earns AHA Lifeline Award

The Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award, the highest level of recognition for this program, for implementing operational and quality improvement procedures that expedite treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people nationwide experience a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

Fortunately for the more than 220,000 citizens served by TFD—including those living in Tacoma, Fircrest, Fife and Fire District 10—the firefighter-paramedics and firefighter-EMTs work closely with Tacoma General Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center as part of a comprehensive emergency cardiac care system. “This system benefits our citizens who have a STEMI-type heart attack each year, as well as those who experience other serious cardiac conditions,” said TFD’s Medical Service Officer Mike Newhouse.

TFD was recognized for its early and accurate interpretation of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs), which can determine if a heart attack is occurring, and for following protocols derived from national guidelines. The correct tools and training allow firefighter-paramedics to rapidly identify a STEMI patient and alert the hospitals that an incoming patient will need immediate treatment in a cardiac lab. This gives the hospitals time to assemble a specialized cardiac team to treat the patient.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Spotlight on Training - Wildfires

TFD is gearing up for the summer fire season by practicing wildfire firefighting skills at Pt. Defiance Park this week. Crews are working on the specialized hose handling, suppression techniques, and mop up that are unique to large grass, brush and tree fires. They are also familiarizing themselves with the department’s new “Brush Truck” specifically designed for wildfire incidents. The 4x4 apparatus is equipped with a 400-gallon water tank, 10-gallon Class A foam tank, wildland hose and an 85 GPM pump. The size and versatility of the Brush Truck improve TFD’s ability to access fires in remote locations.




       

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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