Friday, October 31, 2014

MVA at S. 12th & S. Union Ave

Incident Date: 10/31/14
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: S. 12th St. and S. Union Ave.
Incident Type: MVA

Narrative:  At 6:02 pm firefighters responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of S. 12th and S. Union Ave.

The first arriving crews found a multiple car accident with one vehicle into a power pole. The incident commander upgraded the call to a mass casualty incident bringing additional resources to the scene.

Operationally, crews isolated the scene to protect people from the damaged power pole and lines and assessed and transported six patients from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.



Fall back on sound advice - time to change your clock and check your smoke alarm batteries!

Tacoma Fire Department urges you to check your smoke alarm batteries when you set your clocks back for Daylight Savings time this weekend.

Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries, so maintenance is a simple and effective way to protect your family and reduce home fire deaths.

For best protection, it is recommended that you install alarms utilizing both ionization and photoelectric technology and that have long life 10 year lithium ion batteries.

Visit the United States Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association for additional information regarding smoke alarm types, installation, maintenance and safety.