Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Spotlight on Training - Wildfires

TFD is gearing up for the summer fire season by practicing wildfire firefighting skills at Pt. Defiance Park this week. Crews are working on the specialized hose handling, suppression techniques, and mop up that are unique to large grass, brush and tree fires. They are also familiarizing themselves with the department’s new “Brush Truck” specifically designed for wildfire incidents. The 4x4 apparatus is equipped with a 400-gallon water tank, 10-gallon Class A foam tank, wildland hose and an 85 GPM pump. The size and versatility of the Brush Truck improve TFD’s ability to access fires in remote locations.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Fireworks and 4th of July Safety

  • All Fireworks are illegal in the City of Tacoma. 
  • Violators are subject to a $257 dollar fine and the confiscation of their fireworks. 
  • Please call (253) 798-4722 to report suspected violations. 
  • Tacoma Police Department will respond to fireworks-related calls as units become available. 
TFD encourages you and your family to attend a public fireworks display to enjoy fireworks. 

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