Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sound Transit Bus Fire 17th and Pacific Ave

Incident Date: 1/18/12
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 17th and Pacific Ave  
Incident Type: Vehicle Fire

Narrative:  At 3:23 p.m firefighters responded to a report of a transit bus fire on 17th and Pacific Ave.  First arriving crews found flames and smoke showing from the rear axle and wheel area of the sound transit bus.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading to the interior of the vehicle. 

There were two occupants on the bus, and no injuries to report. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


A big “Thank you” to everyone in the community who dropped off socks at Tacoma, Fife and Fircrest Fire Stations! Supporting the Tacoma News Tribune's 9th Annual Sock drive and thanks to your generosity, TFD’s Engine 1 delivered a monster pile of socks to Mr. Wes Wesley at the Hospitality Kitchen this afternoon.

Assistant Chief Faith Mueller said TFD is grateful for the community’s generosity and the importance of this event:

“Every day, Firefighters respond to medical aid calls to assist homeless individuals in our community. The effects of cold, damp weather can be especially profound. I have seen firsthand the health problems that inadequate winter clothing can have on someone’s health. Clean, dry socks might seem like a small thing, but can make a big difference for those who must walk to receive assistance.”