Tacoma Fire Department will conduct drills at closed Wainwright school

The Tacoma Fire Department will conduct a series of search and rescue drills at the site of the closed Wainwright Elementary School in Fircrest.

The drills will take place on Friday March 6, and again on March 7, 9, 12 and 13.

These drills will not impact plans for rebuilding a new school on the Wainwright site, according to Tacoma Public Schools.

What to expect:

• Multiple fire apparatus (in the back parking lot)

• Loud noises

• White smoke from a controlled smoke machine

Call Captain Lee Law at the Tacoma Fire Department at 253-591-5726 for questions about the search and rescue drills.