Monday, October 19, 2015

Technical Rescue team responds for a patient aboard a large cargo ship

At 10:13 am Sunday October 18, TFD responded to a report of a person needing medical care aboard a large cargo ship anchored in Commencement Bay. Operationally, incident command determined that the safest method to move the patient was to lower them in a stokes stretcher to the fireboat Destiny waiting below. 

Firefighters used an on-board crane as fixed directional point and set a two rope system with a tag line to safely lower the stretcher approximately 60 feet. The patient was then transported via boat and ambulance to a local area hospital.