Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thank You for Attending

Tacoma Fire Department would like thank all of the firefighters, law enforcement, families and citizens who joined us today to honor the memory of the emergency workers and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Industrial Fire In the Tide Flats

Incident Date: September 9, 2010
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke, Dan Crotty
Incident Location:  1902 Marine View Drive
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 5:08 p.m. 8 companies of Tacoma Firefighters, 5 engines, 2 ladders, 1 medic unit and command staff responded to a reported fire in a metal shredder building.

First arriving companies found heavy smoke and flames shooting from the shredder equipment at the metal recycling business.  Firefighters battled the stubborn blaze with hand lines and a aerial master stream from a ladder company.  The fire was contained to the shredder area of the facility.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.  The fire appears to have started on an intake belt and rapidly involved the operators station and adjacent belt lines.  Preliminary damage estimates were $500,000 to the destroyed operators station and equipment.  There were no injuries to report.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tacoma Fire hosts remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11

On Sept. 11, 2010, the Tacoma Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at a public remembrance ceremony at the Firefighter’s Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way. This year marks the ninth anniversary of this tragic day. The remembrance ceremony starts at 9 a.m. with a prelude at 8:45 a.m.

This event will be part of a nationwide salute to firefighters, police, emergency medical services workers and civilians who lost their lives that day. The program will include speeches by Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma Fire Chief Ronald W. Stephens and Tom Minor, retired major with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Join us as the nation keeps its solemn vow, “We have not forgotten.”