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About

Formed in 1881, the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) has a long history and proud tradition of service to the greater Tacoma community. From volunteer bucket brigades and horse-drawn wagons to modern apparatus and service methods, TFD continues to evolve as a progressive and responsive public safety organization.

Composition

The City of Tacoma was incorporated in 1884. From its humble origins of less than 1,000 residents, the city has grown to a population of approximately 208,100 today. TFD also provides contracted fire and EMS protection to Fircrest, Fife, and Pierce County Fire District 10 which adds a population of approximately 18,000.

 

The City, like many established communities, is a mixture of old and new. Recently constructed high-rise condominium buildings contrast with century-old single-family residential neighborhoods. A wide variety of commercial occupancies support the City’s economic base which includes healthcare, retail, industrial, and the Port of Tacoma.

 

There are 72 square miles within the City limits and contract areas, along with 44 miles of shoreline, and 25 square miles of saltwater. The City is divided by Interstates 5 and 705, along with State Routes 16 and 509.

TFD Resources as of October 2017



16
Fire Stations



366
Commissioned Personnel



33
Non-Commissioned Personnel



399
Budgeted Positions



16
Engine Companies
one Engine is staffed 7 AM - 7 PM



4
Ladder Companies



5
Medic Companies

 

 

3
Battalion Chiefs



1
Safety Officer



1
Technical Rescue Unit
cross-staffed



1
Hazardous Materials Unit
cross-staffed



2
Fireboats
cross-staffed

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Contact Information
 

Tacoma Fire Department
901 Fawcett Ave 
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 591-5737
FAX: (253) 591-5746

Email


Business Hours 
 
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM