1:54 PM: Tomorrow morning, if you’re riding/walking/driving/rolling/running in the 1200 block of Alki Avenue SW, you might notice unusual Seattle Fire Department activity. An “elevated rescue drill” is planned at the Infinity Shore Club (WSB sponsor) condo construction site, according to senior project superintendent Matt Ohlinger. “No traffic impacts, other than a visual distraction,” he says. The drill is scheduled for 8:30 am-noon Friday.
2:48 PM: We asked SFD what this drill will involve. Spokesperson David Cuerpo says, “Engine 32 and Ladder 11 will be conducting a rescue drill at the construction site from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Crews may utilize Ladder 11’s aerial ladder to lower a stokes basket down to a hard-to-access area while additional firefighters work on safely extricating the patient (mannequin).”