Saturday, June 2, 2012

Informational Demonstration at Foss High School

Narrative: As a large group of high school seniors looked on, numerous local agencies participated in a "mock" driving under the influence (DUI) demonstration today at Foss High School. At 10:15 a.m. a 9-1-1 call reporting a motor vehicle crash rang out over a sound system signifying the start of the simulated drill. The scenario: A head-on two car motor vehicle crash involving an inebriated high school driver. The outcome: four patients – two of which were trapped in their car requiring the roof to be cut off to free them, one patient being transported by helicopter to the hospital and one patient dying at the scene.

Participating agencies included the Tacoma Police and Fire Departments, Rural Metro Ambulance, Airlift Northwest and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office. With our high school students celebrating at their prom and graduation parties over the next couple of weeks our message is simple: PLEASE - DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vehicle into a building on 6th Ave

Incident Date: 5/31/2012
Issuing Officer: Faith Mueller/Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 3302 6th Ave
Incident Type: Motor Vehicle Crash

Narrative:  At 7:46 p.m. firefighters were called for a report of a car crashed into a commercial building. 

First responding units arrived to find a vehicle had crashed through the front entryway of a "grocery store" type business at 6th and Junette Street.  Firefighters and paramedics worked quickly to remove the patients from the debris of the crash site and assessed and treated a total of 5 patients.  Four of the patients were transported as a result of the accident (1 from the vehicle, 3 from inside the store) and one patient was released at the scene.