Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Technical Rescue Demonstration

The Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) Technical Rescue Team provided an informative demonstration of a High Angle/Stokes Stretcher/Patient Rescue at the 58th Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference held today at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The conference is one of the largest in the nation, featuring dozens of workshops and the latest technology and product exhibits.

Tech rescue crews simulated rescuing an injured window washer who was hanging precariously from the side of the convention center - approximately 45 feet above 15th Street. The conference participants enjoyed the demonstration and were impressed by the technical skills and professionalism displayed by the team.