Friday, October 9, 2009

Fire Boat Lends Assistance

Narrative: At 5:19 a.m. Friday October 9th 2009, the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded to a mutual aid call for a marina fire at Steilacoom Marina at Saltar’s point. The facility housed several non operative boats and suffered extensive damage. The crews from Fire Boat Defiance assisted in the attack from the water side as well as protected an adjacent pier.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Technical Rescue Demonstration

The Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) Technical Rescue Team provided an informative demonstration of a High Angle/Stokes Stretcher/Patient Rescue at the 58th Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference held today at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The conference is one of the largest in the nation, featuring dozens of workshops and the latest technology and product exhibits.

Tech rescue crews simulated rescuing an injured window washer who was hanging precariously from the side of the convention center - approximately 45 feet above 15th Street. The conference participants enjoyed the demonstration and were impressed by the technical skills and professionalism displayed by the team.

Monday, October 5, 2009

You're Invited...

Tacoma Fire Department Hosts Open Houses!

Residents of Tacoma and Fircrest can celebrate Fire Prevention Week by visiting six neighborhood fire stations from 1-4 pm this Saturday, October 10th. This year’s theme, “Stay Fire Smart – Don’t Get Burned” encourages everyone to team up and spread the message that fire safety saves lives!

Equipment will be on display and firefighters will answer questions about escape planning, fire safety and disaster preparedness.

The following six stations will host open houses:

Station 3 - 206 Browns Point Blvd, NE Tacoma
Station 4 - 1453 S. 12th (Earnest S Brazil St), Hilltop
Station 11 - 3802 McKinley Ave., McKinley Hill
Station 13 – 3825 N. 25th, Proctor
Station 16 – 7217 6th Ave., Skyline/West End District
Station 17 – 302 Regents Blvd., Fircrest

For more information on the activities hosted at each station, call the Tacoma Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau at 591-5740.

Free CPR Training

CPR Sunday is a free community training being held this Sunday October 11, 2009 at the Tacoma Elks Club. Classroom presentations include information about 911, patient assessment, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's). Instructors will also utilize CPR Manikins and AED's to provide students with an opportunity to practice their classroom learning. In the last 9 years, over 4,000 participants have attended this valuable safety class.

Our instructors are certified Basic Life Support (CPR) Instructors.

What you will learn:
• What happens when you call 9-1-1
• Patient Assessment
• General Medical Illness Assessment
• One Rescuer Adult CPR/Obstructed Airway
• Automatic External Defibrillators
• Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
• Home First Aid Kit
• Information List for Home & Wallet

For additional information about CPR Sunday and to register for the class visit CPRSUNDAY.