Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vehicle Extrication Training

Training Update: Members of the Tacoma Fire Department participated in a valuable vehicle extrication training exercise this week. The purpose of this training was to enhance our ability to remove people trapped in vehicles at the scene of motor vehicle crashes.

The training included scene safety, basic vehicle stabilization, tool proficiency and numerous extrication exercises. The skills practiced during these drills increases our firefighters level of readiness for this type of low frequency/high risk response.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thanks For Participating...

This past weekend, well over 1,000 people attended Fire Station Open Houses in honor of National Fire Prevention Week and learned how to perform the life saving skill of CPR at our mass training classes on CPR Sunday at the Tacoma Elks Club.

We appreciated that so many of you stopped by to visit your neighborhood fire station and learn about fire safety. Congratulations to all of you who completed the CPR training (over 550 registered) - you now know how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator and can perform CPR! Thanks for helping make our community safer.