Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight on TFD training - vehicle extrication.

The most frequent type of incident TFD’s technical rescue team responds to is vehicle extrication. Firefighters from “D” shift spent the morning training with the tools and techniques needed to conduct these critical operations.

“Safely and rapidly removing occupants trapped in vehicles is the goal in these high-risk situations,” said instructor Captain Todd Magliocca. “This is especially true when the occupants have been significantly injured and are in need of immediate medical attention.” 

All TFD ladder companies carry extrication tools, in addition to the Department’s cross-staffed Technical Rescue unit.     






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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Requests for Service - July 2014

TFD Incidents by Initial Dispatch Type
TFD - Incidents
July
2014 (YTD)
2013 (YTD)
Fire
288
863
930
Emergency Medical
2,948
19,988
18,462
All Other
(e.g. hazardous conditions, search and rescue, automatic fire alarms)
524
3,172
3,081
Total
3,760
24,023
22,473
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Registration is now open for CPR Sunday 2014


CPR Sunday is an annual community event offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). On the second Sunday in October each year, participants are taught the fundamentals of CPR and then given the opportunity to practice with CPR manikins and Automated External Defibrillators (AED). 

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 12, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please pre-register at http://www.cprsunday.net/registration.php.

What Attendees Can Expect
  • More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors
  • 1 1/2 hours of classroom training and 1 hour of hands on training
  • Four class options: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, or 2 PM
  • Practical training with CPR manikins and AED's.
What Attendees Will Learn
  • What happens when you call 9-1-1
  • Patient assessment
  • One rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway
  • Automated external defibrillator use
  • Foreign body airway obstruction management
  • Essentials of a home first aid kit
  • CPR-related information/reminder list for home and wallet

Note - this class is "Citizen Level CPR" and does not meet the Washington State Health Care Provider Level card requirements.