Monday, October 10, 2011

Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2011

Residents can celebrate Fire Prevention Week by visiting six neighborhood fire stations from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, October 15. This year’s theme, “protect your family from fire,” 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. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great Turnout For CPR Sunday

The 14th annual CPR Sunday event was a tremendous success this year. "We are very grateful to the over 800 hundred participants who turned out to learn how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator," said TFD firefighter and co-organizer Craig Hannah.  "Early intervention in a sudden cardiac situation is key, and now hundreds more are better prepared to possibly save a life someday" pointed out Hannah.