Monday, July 31st - At app. 9:40, TVFD was dispatched to Farrow Lane to assist an elderly female locked in her bedroom. TVFD responded with Unit 507.
At app. 17:50, Tarkington firefighters were dispatched to CR2317 to assist with with a swarm of bees. TVFD responded with Booster 55 with Unit 504 and Unit 505 and with the Darley CAFS engine that Westex had brought out to demo with Unit 501, Unit 502 and one firefighter, as well as the two Westex representatives on board. TVFD arrived on location to find a Dodge Ram pickup had attempted to go over a fallen tree in the road, but had become lodged on the tree, trapping the three occupants, which included an infant, when bees swarmed from their nest in the tree. TVFD used the winch on Booster 55 to pull the truck to safety, then hosed down the truck and swarm with foam to neutralize the bees.
Saturday, July 29th - At app. 9:55, Tarkington firefighters were called to a MVA on SH321 at SH105. TVFD responded with Engine 54 with Unit 503 and one firefighter, Booster 55 with Unit 502 and one firefighter, and Unit 501 to find a Ford Crown Victoria and a Toyota pickup involved in the accident with the passenger of the Toyota requiring extrication.
Friday, July 28th - At app. 9:10, TVFD was dispatched to a fire alarm call at Tarkington High School. TVFD responded with Engine 54 with Unit 501 and one firefighter to find maintenance personnel working on the alarm system.
Tuesday, July 25th - At app. 1:45, with units still on scene from the prior night's house fire, TVFD was dispatched to a report of explosions and an unknown type fire at the Tarkington ISD school complex. TVFD responded with Engine 53 with Unit 508, Rescue 51 with one firefighter, Booster 55 with Unit 501 and one firefighter, Engine 54 with Unit 505 and four firefighters, and Unit 504 to find a vehicle on fire behind Tarkington Intermediate School.
Monday, July 24th - At app. 20:45, Tarkington VFD was dispatched to a structure fire on CR2181. TVFD responded with Unit 504, Engine 54 with Unit 501, Unit 505, Unit 508 and two firefighters, Tanker 57 with two firefighters, Booster 55 with two firefighters, and Rescue 51 with one firefighter to find a house heavily-involved. Mutual aid was requested from Cleveland, North Liberty County, and South Polk County VFDs to provide a tanker shuttle for water. However, numerous explosions and reports that the house might be booby-trapped forced firefighters to pull back. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms was called to investigate and the fire remains under investigation.
At app. 22:30, as TVFD units were still battling the fire on CR2181, Tarkington firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire in Cypress Lakes. TVFD responded with Tanker 57 with Unit 508 and one firefighter to find Cypress Lakes VFD on location.
Sunday, July 23rd - At app. 3:05, Tarkington firefighters were called to a MVA on FM163 app. one mile east of SH321. TVFD responded with Unit 502, Engine 54 with two firefighters, Rescue 51 with Unit 504 and one firefighter, Booster 55 with Unit 505 and one firefighter, and Unit 503.
Saturday, July 22nd - At app. 13:45, TVFD was dispatched to a hay fire on CR2211. TVFD responded with Booster 55 with Unit 504 and one firefighter and Tanker 57 with Unit 502 and Unit 505.