Tacoma Fire conducts high angle rescue drills

Members of the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) technical rescue team spent May 12 and May 13 training for high angle rescues at the Washington United Terminal in the Port of Tacoma. The crews simulated the rescues on the 300-foot panamax gantry cranes located at 1815 Port of Tacoma Road on the Blair Waterway. The TFD crews coordinated their efforts with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23. The crew practiced multiple rotations of high angle rope rescue systems, belay systems, tag lines, anchor systems and patient pickoff rescues.