Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Requests for Service - December 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
December
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
83
1,785
1,405
Emergency Medical
3,212
36,371
34,647
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
492
6,210
5,615
Total
3,787
44,366
41,667
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Requests for Service Report - November 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
November
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
93
1,702
1,328
Emergency Medical
3,009
33,519
31,575
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
617
6,160
5,264
Total
3,719
41,381
38,167
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Tacoma Firefighters Christmas Project

Tacoma Firefighters raise $14,000 to brighten the holidays for 150 local families.

For the past 27 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 150 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 27 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 regarding this event, contact Captain Jim Lee at (253) 381-0851.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spotlight on firefighter survival training

Throughout the week, a select group of TFD personnel have been hard at work practicing firefighter survival skills. A train-the-trainer model, the Fire Ground Survival course sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters is a comprehensive curriculum developed using near misses, close calls, and firefighter fatalities to address the critical elements of fire ground survival. While the following photos illustrate a skills practice course, check out the video to get a better sense of the degree of difficulty with zero visibility - intense! 

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall back on sound advice – time to change your clock and check your smoke alarm batteries!

Tacoma Fire Department urges you to check your smoke alarm batteries when you set your clocks back for Daylight Savings time this weekend. 

Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries, so maintenance is a simple and effective way to protect your family and reduce home fire deaths.

For best protection, it is recommended that you install alarms utilizing both 
ionization and photoelectric technology and that have long life 10 year lithium ion batteries.

Visit the 
United States FireAdministration and National Fire Protection Association for additional information regarding smoke alarm types, installation, maintenance and safety.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Smoke alarm installation event with the Red Cross was a great success!

On Saturday October 24, twelve Tacoma Firefighters and twenty volunteers from the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up to install smoke alarms and distribute emergency management information to residents and businesses in Tacoma’s Lincoln district.

In all, 153 smoke alarms were installed in 65 homes, and 300 emergency management packets were given to businesses and residents during the outreach event.  





Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Requests for service report - September 2015

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
September
2015 (YTD)
2014 (YTD)
Fire
85
1,518
1,175
Emergency Medical
2,964
27,355
25,753
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
552
4,902
4,160
Total
3,601
33,775
31,088
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