Friday, August 28, 2009

Firefighters Rescue Occupant from Burning Apartment

Incident Date: 8/28/09
Issuing Officer: Assistant Chief Dan Crotty
Incident Type: Apartment Fire
Incident Location: 518 S 7th St., Tacoma – WA
Probable Cause: Smoking material
Damages: Confined to one apartment
Dollar Loss: Estimated at $10,000
Injuries: One

Narrative: At 8:29 p.m. Friday August 28th, the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a reported apartment fire at 518 S. 7th St. The first arriving company reported they could see smoke coming from a second story window in a six story apartment building.

Firefighters extended a hose line to the second floor to attack the fire while other crews began searching for possible trapped occupants. One person was rescued from the apartment where the fire started. Firefighter/Paramedics provided initial treatment at the scene and transported the occupant to a local area hospital.

Approximately 29 firefighters responded to the call. Damage from the fire was confined to one apartment. A preliminary investigation listed the probable cause as a smoldering cigarette left in a couch.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Puget Gulch Rescue - Media Release

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Issuing Date: August 25, 2009
Issuing Officer: Toryono Green
Incident Type: Rescue
Incident Location: 3101 N Proctor St

Narrative: At 08:31 a.m. Tuesday August 25, 2009 Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a potential rope rescue in Puget Gulch near the Proctor District. TFD’s Technical Rescue Team responded but determined there was no need for a rope rescue. The patient had slipped the previous evening while walking on the gulch trail, sustaining minor injuries that prevented the patient from walking further. The next morning, another walker found the patient wrapped in plastic bags to stay warm.

The patient was carried out along the trail in a Stokes stretcher and transported to a local hospital.

Firefighter Response: 16