Shoreline Fire holds multi-agency heavy rescue drill

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Relax folks - it's only a drill
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

Shoreline Fire Department hosted a multi-agency heavy rescue drill Thursday, August 23, 2012.

It is an effort to familiarize firefighters with  the latest techniques and equipment available to them during  major roadway incidents involving large vehicles. Fire and EMS crews from Northshore, Bothell, Woodinville and Shoreline are participating at Shoreline’s Training Center at 175th and Aurora.

The scenario for the drill is school bus versus three cars – with the school bus overturned.   Crews are practicing securing the vehicles to prevent further damage and injury – and then rescue and treat trapped patients in the safest and fastest way possible.

Shoreline Schools donated the aging school bus for the drill, and school bus drivers were invited to come and view the drill during one of their annual training days. Shoreline Schools, The City of Shoreline, and Shoreline Fire frequently work together in planning the response and recovery for major emergencies and disasters that could occur in our community.


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