Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pt. Defiance Rescue

Incident Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Issuing Officer: Dan Crotty
Incident Type: Confined Space Rescue
Incident Location: Pt. Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St.

Narrative: At 11:48 a.m. today, Engines 13, and 14, Ladder 3, Medic 1, the Technical Rescue Team, the Hazardous Material Team and Command Staff responded to the Rocky Shores exhibit at the Point Defiance Zoo to assist a person that had fallen into a maintenance vault.

Firefighters located the person in the vault approximately 20 feet below grade. Employing special tools, equipment and training, firefighters were able to extricate the person in about an hour. Tacoma Fire Department Medics transported the person to a local hospital.