City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 2/17/2012

February 17, 2012
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Police Sergeant saves life of little girl: Sergeant John Fraser, while eating dinner at Koto Teriyaki on 100th Street on February 15th, saw a young girl choking at a table while the female Korean owner was saying that she was choking. The young girl (around 10 years old) was not breathing and grabbing at her throat. She was standing up, but stiff and unable to breathe or speak. Fraser moved quickly and positioned himself behind her to perform a Heimlich maneuver. He tried several attempts to free the obstruction and finally…the food obstruction came out! The young girl started breathing again, due to the quick life saving efforts by Sgt. Fraser. No one else in the restaurant, including the mother, knew what to do in that situation.
  • SSM&CP Steering Committee: The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership steering committee met on February 17th to review progress made on state funding for Interchange Justification Reports (IJR’s) along the Interstate 5/JBLM corridor. The IJR’s are a prerequisite to freeway improvements to deal with the traffic congestion. The agenda also included a JBLM presentation on transition services by the JBLM director of human resources and CEO of the Operation Military Family.
  • South Sound 911 transition: Planning efforts continued by the administrators from Pierce County, City of Tacoma, West Pierce Fire, and City of Lakewood on a transition plan to stand up the newly-authorized South Sound 911 communication agency. The transition plan will be presented to the Policy Board of elected officials for their review and approval at a meeting in March.
  • Emergency Response Planning Cell meeting: The ERPC meeting on February 16th served as a refresher course on the Incident Command System model.