Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Not Too Late - Register Now For Sunday's CPR Training

Just a reminder that there is still time to register and attend our annual CPR training on Sunday.  

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 9, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please pre-register at

Residential Structure Fire 46th & S. Park Ave

Incident Date: 10/05/2011
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 4633 S. Park Ave
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 3:48 a.m. seven companies of Tacoma firefighters (four engines, one ladder, one medic company and command staff) responded to a reported house fire.

The first arriving engine company found heavy smoke and flames showing from approximately 25% of the second floor and roof area of the 1,326 square foot two-story house.  Operationally, the crews extinguished the fire with hand lines, completed vertical ventilation and conducted search and rescue.

The fire displaced one occupant and there were no injuries to report.  The cause of the fire was failed electrical wiring, resulting in an estimated $105,000 dollars damage to the building and its contents.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Residential Structure Fire 52nd Street N.E.

Incident Date: 10/2/2011
Issuing Officers: Jeff Chandler & Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 3820 52nd St. N.E.
Incident Type: Residential Fire

Narrative: At 3:22 a.m. ten companies of Tacoma firefighters (six engines, one ladder, two medic companies, and command staff) responded to a reported residential structure fire.

First arriving units found a heavy flames and smoke shooting from the second floor and roof area of the two-story approximately 3,600 square foot house.  Crews battled the well established blaze with hand lines and protected the two neighboring houses from igniting due to the the intensity of the heat.  Additionally, the ignition of the cedar shake roofing materials contributed to the rapid spread of the fire a crossed the roof line.

The two occupants of the home were able to escape safely and there were no injuries to report.  The cause and origin of the fire are currently under investigation.