Over the last 10 years multiple agencies have come together to coordinate funds, training and equipment in order to better serve our diverse geographic area. This successful partnership was demonstrated today at the Port of Seattle Terminal 5 where law enforcement helicopters from different agencies worked together with Seattle Firefighters to perfect their response team work. Together they practiced hoisting and moving loads of valuable lifesaving equipment, set up important communication systems critical for cross jurisdictional operability and formulated a cohesive command structure. Not only were these skills used in OSO, but they will benefit any emergency such as an earthquake, large vessel incident or high-rise fire.
Aviation resources are very limited in Western Washington therefore coordination between agencies is vital to help prepare us for future events. Click here to read more about NWRA