Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Have you registered yet? CPR Sunday almost here!

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

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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fatality fire on North "I" Street

Incident Date:  9/30/14
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  323 N “I” Street
Incident Type:  Apartment Fire

Narrative:  At 10:52 am firefighters responded to a report fire alarm, and when the first arriving company found smoke showing from the four-story apartment the incident was quickly upgraded to a full commercial fire response. 

Operationally, firefighters located the fire that had started in a bottom level unit, determined that the fire sprinkler system had contained the fire, and upon primary search of the apartment found one deceased occupant.

Crews then evacuated over 30 residents from the senior living apartment building due to dangerous smoke conditions.

There we no other injuries to report. 

Fire investigators determined that the fire was most likely caused by smoking materials igniting the fabric and foam padding of a chair.  

The identity of the deceased person, as well as the precise cause, time, manner of their death will be determined by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's office.