Friday, June 15, 2012

Residential House Training Burn on East "B" Street

Date: 06/15/12
Location: 6816 E. “B” Street

Narrative: On Friday, June 15, 2012, Tacoma Fire Department conducted a training burn at 6816 E. “B” Street.

Live fire training in a controlled environment is valuable tool to improve firefighting skills. Over 20 firefighters and staff participated in a variety of drills throughout the day including interior fire attack, hose handling, ventilation, ladder techniques and firefighter accountability and safety procedures.

The Tacoma Fire Department would like to thank the property owner for allowing this mutually beneficial opportunity to take place.  TFD got access to "live fire" training, while saving the property owner significant demolition costs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Residential House Fire South 13th Street

Incident Date: 6/13/12
Issuing Officer: Faith Mueller/Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1314 S. 13th Street
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 8:10 p.m. seven companies (four engines, one ladder, one medic company and command staff) responded to a reported residential house fire.

First arriving crews found heavy flames and smoke showing from the front of the one story 1,224 square foot residence.  Crews made an aggressive interior attack with 1 3/4 inch hose lines, completed vertical ventilation and conducted primary search and rescue. 

The fire displaced 6 occupants from the residence and there were no injuries to report.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

UPDATE: Fire investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was the ignition of combustible materials too close to a baseboard heater.  The fire caused and estimated $173,500 dollars damage to the building and its contents and displaced 8 occupants from the house.

Residential Fire N. Ferdinand

Incident Date: 6/13/12
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 4519 N. Ferdinand
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 6:45 a.m. seven companies of Tacoma Firefighters (four engines, one ladder, one medic company, and command staff) were called for a reported furnace fire.

First arriving companies found smoke showing from the basement area of the 1 story house.  Crews worked their way to the basement and fought the fire with handlines, ventilated the house from the heavy smoke layer and completed search and rescue.  There were no injuries to report.

The cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction related to the furnace resulting in an estimated $21,500 damage to the building and its contents.     

Monday, June 11, 2012

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