Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just a Reminder...

All Fireworks are illegal in the City of Tacoma. Violators of the fireworks law are subject to a $257 fine and the confiscation of their fireworks.

Please call (253) 798-4722 to report violations (only use 911 to report emergencies). The Tacoma Police Department will respond to fireworks related call as units become available.

We recommend you attend the Freedom Fair for a fantastic fireworks show!

Finally, for all of you pet owners, prepare now for potential problems with you pets and the 4th. The Tacoma Pierce County Human Society recommends the following.
  • Leave your pet home! Don’t plan on leaving him or her in the car. Home is safest!
  • If you go out, keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Make sure there is nothing around that you pet could chew or that could hurt your pet. If possible, leave a television or radio playing.
  • If you know that your pet is frightened of fireworks, ask your veterinarian about sedatives for your pet.
  • Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain.
  • Make sure your pets are wearing identification so that if they do become lost, they can be returned to you!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Training Burn

On Monday June 29th, numerous residents of Fircrest stopped by to witness the training burn at 542 Electron Ave.

Crews spent several hours practicing sizing up the scene, how to make entry in to a burning structure, search and rescue, ladder techniques and firefighter accountability and safety procedures.

The building is being removed to make way for additional parking for the "Tot Lot and Tennis Court facilities," and it provided firefighters with a valuable opportunity for on the job training.

Thanks to all who stopped by and offered your support.