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July 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Look out for air rescue training in Auburn Monday

If you’re in Auburn on Monday and see a flurry of rescue and emergency personnel working around 2905 C Street SW, don’t worry, says a Seattle Fire Department release. Personnel from 15 emergency response agencies will be practicing heavy rescue operations from about 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The agencies will be training for aviation rescue safety on the air and ground from Auburn Fire Station 35 as partners of the Seattle Urban Areas Security Initiative, according to SFD spokesman Kyle Moore. One of the devices they’ll be training with is the Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform or AirTEP, a 115-pound device that can lift up to 10 people from the ground.

The exercises are preparing the emergency workers for a larger disaster drill, which will take place at multiple sites in South King County on Aug. 29.

Among the agencies training will be Washington State Patrol Aviation Division, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Aviation, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue, King County Search and Rescue, Snohomish County Search and Rescue, Tukwila Fire Department, Maple Valley Fire Department, SeaTac Fire Department, Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Black Diamond Fire Department (King County Fire District 44), King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Department.

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