The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Mueller earns Executive Fire Officer designation

The National Fire Academy has conferred upon Deputy Chief Faith Mueller the title of Executive Fire Officer. Requirements for the rigorous four year program include the completion of an annual applied research project, and two weeks of annual residency at the National Fire Academy campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Prerequisites for entrance into the competitive program include current standing as a chief officer and prior completion of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum focuses on executive development, leadership, community risk reduction, and fire service operation in Emergency Management.

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Parking Stakeholders Invited to Discuss Downtown Needs

Tacoma has nine parking facilities downtown to make parking easier and more convenient. If you didn’t know this, the City’s Parking System staff would like to know why.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, the public is invited to explore solutions that could better identify off-street parking locations, such as signs and markings, mapping solutions or other ideas. Attendees will also discuss the garages themselves and how markings, signage and branding can improve the downtown parking experience. The stakeholder discussion takes place at 5 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Plaza (Fountain Court), 1201 Pacific… Read More

Edgewood elects new Mayor

The Edgewood City Council has welcomed two newly elected members to the City Council. City Clerk, Debbie Zabell, swore in and administered the Oath of Office to new Councilmembers Tyron Christopherson, and Stephanie Shook.

Following the swearing in ceremony, the City Council elected former Deputy Mayor Daryl Eidinger to Mayor, and Councilmember Steve Cope to Deputy Mayor. The appointments were by unanimous vote. The City Council also held a recognition ceremony in appreciation of outgoing City Council members Dave Olson, Mike Kelley Jr., and Mayor Jeff Hogan.

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Tacoma RV Center in Fife wanted to expand its parking lot, but had a problem. An abandon house sat in the middle of the site of the future parking lot.

A call to Tacoma Fire Department solved that issue. Firefighters spent Tuesday setting the house on fire only to dose the flames with water and set the house on fire again throughout the day. The practice burn allowed firefighters to keep their flame handling skills sharp, without worrying about actual victims and damage control.

“Usually, this happens every few years,” said Battalion Chief Lincoln Correa.

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CONTEST: Keeping love alive

The Tacoma Weekly is prepping for Valentine’s Day and want to know your romantic tricks of the trade.

Send us a paragraph or so describing your fail-safe way for keeping love alive in your relationships. We will post them and let readers vote on the best tip.

Winners of the contest will win a dinner for two at Adriatic Grill and a dozen roses from Fife Flowers.

Tick tock, tick tock.

Submissions must be submitted by noon on Feb. 4. The submissions will posted at that afternoon… Read More

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