Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spotlight on Safety...

Narrative: On Saturday, October 24th, Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) presented an informative class on boat and marina safety to liveaboard residents and boats owners at the Foss Harbor Marina. Boat fires are particularly dangerous and a fire on one boat can turn quickly turn into the loss of numerous boats or even a whole marina. Participants at today's class learned about:

*The proper use of marine-approved cord sets.
*Smoke Alarms and CO2 detectors.
*The proper use of portable Fire Extinguishers.
*General Fire and Life safety precautions.

The Fire Boat Commencement was also on scene and provided tours of one of our most unique pieces of firefighting equipment. Visit the US Coast Guard for additional information about boating safety.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Commercial Structure Fire Update

Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire
Incident Location: 220 S. 27th Street
Probable Cause: Undetermined
Damage Estimates: $45,000 Building $35,000 Contents
Injuries: None

UPDATE: Fire Investigators have concluded that the cause of today's fire at the Teamsters Hall & Offices at 220 S. 27th St. is undetermined. The damage estimates for the building and contents is approximately $80,000.

Commercial Structure Fire

Incident Date: 10/20/09
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke 253.255.3260
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire
Incident Location: 220 S. 27th St.
Probable Cause: Undetermined
Damages: Undetermined
Injuries: None

Narrative: At 2:57 a.m. Tuesday October 20, 2009, 9 companies of Tacoma Firefighters - 5 Engines, 2 Ladders and 2 Medic Units responded to a reported commercial l structure fire at 220 S. 27th Street. The first arriving units found heavy smoke and fire showing from the first floor of the local Teamsters Hall & Offices.

Crews attacked the fire with hand lines, conducted primary search procedures and checked for fire extension into the second floor of the building. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and there were no injuries to report.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Commercial Structure Fire Response

Incident Date: 10/17/2009
Issuing Officer: AC Faith Mueller
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire
Incident Location: 306 East 26th Street
Probable Cause: Undetermined

Narrative: Tacoma Fire Department responded with 35 personnel to the report of fire and smoke at 306 East 26th Street on both floor 1 and floor 2. . First arriving companies encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions in a 50 foot by 100 foot business/apartment occupancy. Fire crews battled diligently to extinguish the blaze and ensure there were no occupants in the business and apartment dwelling. The blaze was contained just after midnight with no reported injuries.