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Pete Linde of the King County Sheriff's office lowers a member of the Seattle Fire Department from the Sheriff's helicopter at the City of Seattle Joint Training Facility in West Seattle March 26, 2013, during an evening helicopter training exercise preparing emergency responders for nightime high rise building emergencies.

SLIDESHOW: Night time hoist drill gets firefighters trained for high rise rescues

The Seattle Fire Department in cooperation with the King County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Night Time Hoist Helicopter Training Drill Tuesday night, Mar. 26 at the City of Seattle Joint Training Facility near White Center.

The purpose of the exercise was for firefighters to practice rescuing patients at night from a high rise building. About 30 fire and police personnel took part.

The drill was part of an All Hazards Regional Aviation Response Partnership which includes the King County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the Seattle Fire Department and other regional agencies.

As part of the drill rescuers used the KCSO Guardian 2 helicopter to practice skilled maneuvers.

The training grounds are located at 9401 Myers Way South.

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