Friday, August 15, 2014

Marine Security Aviation Demonstration on Aug. 18

The Tacoma Fire Department, Seattle Fire Department and King County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint training demonstration along the Thea Foss Waterway on Aug. 18.

In conjunction with the Marine Security West 2014 Conference in Tacoma, the King County Sheriff Office’s Guardian 2 helicopter will demonstrate an Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform (AirTEP) deployment by inserting a Seattle Fire Department rescue swim team into a simulated water rescue scenario.  

A helispot landing zone will be set up at Thea’s Park (405 Dock St.) from 1 - 6 p.m. For safety purposes, Thea’s Park will be closed to the public during this time frame, and the mouth of the Thea Foss Waterway will close to public vessel traffic from approximately 4 - 4:45 p.m. during the live demonstration.

Those with questions can contact Joe Meinecke in the Tacoma Fire Department at (253) 255-3260, Kyle Moore in the Seattle Fire Department at (206) 250-1892, or Sgt. Cindi West at the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 250-0778.