The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 This Week's Paper
Busy evening for TFD’s Technical Rescue Team

On Saturday Sept. 14, Tacoma Fire Department’s Technical Rescue team responded to two separate ship-board rescue incidents.

At 7:53 p.m. crews mounted a high angle rope rescue operation for a longshoreman that fell into the hold of a large cargo ship and sustained a leg injury that prevented exiting from the hold. (APM Terminal -1002 Milwaukee Way). Firefighters tended to the injury and assembled a high angle rope rescue using a stokes stretcher to secure the patient, remove them from the hold and then transport them to an area hospital.

At 9:42 p.m. firefighters responded to a separate reported injured longshoreman. (Pier #7 - 1070 Port of Tacoma Road) In this incident a longshoreman suffered a head laceration and was unable to exit the hold. As in the previous incident, firefighters tended to the injury and assembled a high angle rope rescue using a stokes stretcher to secure the patient, remove them from the hold and then transport them to an area hospital.

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