Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Requests for Service Report - May 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
May
1/1-5/31
2019
1/1-5/31
2018
Fire
150
551
546
Emergency Medical
3,293
16,133
15,980
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
654
3,574
3,174
Total
4,097
20,258
19,700
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Summer Heat - 2019

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Requests for Service Report - April 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
April
1/1-4/31
2019
1/1-4/31
2018
Fire
109
401
360
Emergency Medical
3,166
12,840
12,583
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
681
2,920
2,518
Total
3,956
16,161
15,461
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Requests for Service Report - March 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
March
1/1-3/31
2019
1/1-3/31
2018
Fire
104
292
264
Emergency Medical
3,334
9,674
9,453
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
740
2,239
1,957
Total
4,178
12,205
11,674
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Monday, April 15, 2019

Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan announces retirement

Tacoma Fire Chief Jim Duggan has announced his retirement effective April 16, 2019. Chief Duggan was appointed Fire Chief in 2012 and has served 36 years with the department.
Under Chief Duggan’s command, the Tacoma Fire Department navigated difficult staffing and deployment reductions as a result of the great recession, he oversaw a significant effort to increase the diversity of the organization and developed several initiatives to reduce the non-emergent use of 911.
Deputy Chief Tory Green has been introduced for consideration and confirmation as Tacoma’s next Fire Chief.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New text-to-911 service is now available in Pierce County

Important information from the South Sound 911 dispatch agency regarding its new text-to-911 service in Pierce County.


 Link to south sound 911

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Requests for Service Report - February 2019

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
February
1/1-2/28
2019
1/1-2/28
2018
Fire
84
188
159
Emergency Medical
3,143
6,340
6,126
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
812
1,499
1,291
Total
4,039
8,027
7,576
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