The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 This Week's Paper
Applicants Sought for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Landmarks Preservation Commission:

Architect (One position): Open to individuals residing in Tacoma who are currently or have in the past been professionally certified architects.
At Large (Two positions): Open to individuals with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who are residents of Tacoma.
Professional (Two positions): Open to individuals who have had professional experience or training related to Historic Preservation…

Tacoma Fire Department Hosts ‘Safe and Ready’ Workshop Oct. 29

In an effort to educate community members with access and functional needs about disaster preparedness, the Tacoma Fire Department and City of Tacoma Emergency Management will offer a free “Safe and Ready” workshop on Oct. 29, from  5:30 to 7 p.m., at TACID (6315 S. 19th St. in Tacoma).

The workshop will provide guidance on how to tailor an emergency plan to specific needs. Topics covered will include medication, pets, service animals, and issues that individuals with low vision, hearing impairment and mobility limitations may face during disaster situations. Workshop participants…

Tacoma Fire’s Technical Team responds to cargo ship patient

At 10:13 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, TFD responded to a report of a person needing medical care aboard a large cargo ship anchored in Commencement Bay. Operationally, incident command determined that the safest method to move the patient was to lower them in a stokes stretcher to the fireboat Destiny waiting below.

Firefighters used an on-board crane as fixed directional point and set a two rope system with a tag line to safely lower the stretcher approximately 60 feet. The patient was then transported via boat and ambulance to a local area hospital. 

Improvements underway at I-5 interchanges in DuPont

Efforts to enhance access to Interstate 5 from DuPont and Joint Base Lewis-McChord are underway to help improve traffic flow through the city and base during peak-commute hours.

Engineers with the Washington State Department of Transportation and local agencies have plans to modify three JBLM and DuPont access points to southbound I-5.

The modifications include:

Retiming the signal at the I-5/Steilacoom/DuPont interchange to allow more vehicles on Steilacoom/DuPont Road to access southbound I-5.

Retiming the Mounts Gate signal on JBLM to allow more vehicles to exit…

Take Sounder train to Seahawks game Sunday

Seahawks fans can skip weekend traffic and parking costs by taking Sound Transit’s special Sounder service to the Seahawks 1:05 p.m. game this Sunday, Oct. 18, against the Carolina Panthers.

Sounder game day service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from CenturyLink Field.

Inbound Sounder trains from the south depart Lakewood at 9:50 and 10:30 a.m., and from Sumner at 10:37 a.m. The first train leaving Lakewood is an express service that stops in South Tacoma, Tacoma and Puyallup before continuing directly…

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