Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Patient Extrication From Commercial Fishing Vessel

Incident Date: 1/11/2012
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 401 E. Alexander Ave
Incident Type: Patient Extrication

Narrative:  At 1:45 p.m. Tacoma Firefighters responded to a reported person injured on a commercial fishing vessel moored at a pier in the Port of Tacoma.  

First arriving crews arrived to find a injured worker in the hold of the vessel.  The incident commander called for the technical rescue team to assist with the removal of the patient from the ship.  Firefighters secured the patient, used a stokes stretcher to lift them safely from the hold and transported them to an area hospital.