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Agencies gather on Puget Sound in Steilacoom for water rescue training today

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 16, 2013 at 8:04 am |
May 16, 2013 8:45 am

The training is on the water in Steilacoom this morning.

Responders from 21 agencies in Pierce County are coming together this morning to practice water rescues in Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach Park.

Participants will focus on dive rescues, surface water rescues and evacuating a ferry.

“The goal of the exercise is to evaluate both individual agency capabilities and their ability to effectively communicate and work together,” according to a Pierce County news release.

This morning’s training includes emergency responders from Anderson Island Fire Department, Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One, Gig Harbor Police Department, Graham Fire & Rescue, Key Peninsula Fire Department, Lakewood Police Department,  Orting Valley Fire & Rescue, Pierce County Emergency Management, Pierce County Incident Management Team,  Pierce County Regional Air Support, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Port of Tacoma, South King Fire & Rescue, Steilacoom Police Department,  Tacoma Fire Department, Tacoma Police Department, United States Coast Guard, and West Pierce Fire & Rescue.

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