Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Wednesday, July 12, a mock fuselage was placed on the north end of the runway at Sea-Tac Airport as part of an emergency exercise. The fuselage was part of a Boeing 757 brought over from Moses Lake for this activity. This practice exercise is required every three years. Prior to the exercise, volunteers â€“ or â€œvictims” â€“ met in a hangar at the south end of the airport to be made up realistically for the event. The exercise crash landing occurred at 10 a.m., and I was amazed at the large number of fire departments that participated in this exercise. Participants included fire departments from as far away as Mercer Island and Bellevue. And, of course, included the fire departments from Burien and SeaTac. Some â€œvictimsâ€ were loaded into ambulances. Some â€œvictimsâ€ were loaded into ambulances where their destination is determined by Harborview. We are fortunate to have such dedicated and well trained first responders. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: ]]>
Search The B-Town (Burien) Blog
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
September 17 - September 19
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Search The B-Town Blog
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate
Story Idea or News Tip?
You can also text us or leave a voicemail 24/7 at (206) 659-1282, or call our office at (206) 248-2565.
Subscribe to our Newsletter