King County partners with emergency responders for rescue training

Crossposted from King County Wastewater Treatment Division

emrespondersOver four days in early Nov, area firefighters and wastewater employees participated in hands-on training in rescuing people from hard-to-reach, potentially hazardous spaces.

These “confined spaces” are defined by how hard it is to get in and out of them, and can have poor or even dangerous air quality.

Each day, about 12 firefighters participated in drills along with Brightwater treatment plant employees.

“It gives everyone – the firefighters and our plant employees – a chance to practice our procedures for responding to a potential emergency,” noted Jim Faccone, WTD’s Safety & Hazardous Materials Program Manager.

Read more at King County Wastewater Treatment Division