At TCA, we love seeing the way our projects have a positive and lasting impact on the community. Recently, The News Tribune wrote an article featuring one of our projects and the benefits it's having on Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 60 and the surrounding areas in Pierce County.
Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the article:
'“It’s a huge advantage for not only Central Pierce but for surrounding districts,” said Woody Juarez, assistant chief of training. “We can conduct all of our own training where it needs to be. Ultimately, the benefit goes to the citizens.”'
"Prior to the new tower being built, firefighters had to complete the simulated live fire training either in Olympia or North Bend every three years, costing the department millions over the years in travel, lodging and use of the training facilities. There was an existing training tower at Station 60, but it did not have live-fire props and was only a third of the height. It was little, old and impractical."
"Instead of dorm-style sleeping rooms, individual sleeping quarters were created so firefighters can get better rest. Only certain rooms are alerted to calls now, preventing the disturbance of other first responders who are resting. And instead of shocking first responders awake with blaring alarms, alarms now gradually increase in volume, which is much better on the heart, said Adam Jackson, assistant chief of health and safety."