Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Year In Review - 2011

The mission of the Tacoma Fire Department is to protect People, Property and the Environment. In 2011, Tacoma Fire dispatched 64,714 fire companies to 38,239 incidents. These incidents included:
  • 1,445 Fire Incidents
  • 30,263 Emergency Medical Service Incidents
  • 6,531 Other Incidents
Departmental highlights from 2011 included:
  • Receiving a $1.5 million dollar SAFER grant to hire 10 new firefighters
  • The graduation of 37 new firefighters from two recruit classes
  • Training over 800 citizens how to preform CPR at our annual CPR Sunday event
  • Community involvement - including our food drive in support of the YWCA and firefighters Christmas presents project
  • Re-accreditation of our Paramedic Training Program