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Ashburn Metro Station Emergency Training Exercise Aug. 17

Discussion in 'Local Area Events' started by The Broadlands Community, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. The Broadlands Community

    The Broadlands Community Well-Known Member

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    More than a hundred fire and emergency personnel will converge on the new Ashburn Station on the Silver Line Extension for a full-scale emergency drill Wednesday, August 17. Metro is conducting the exercise in coordination with Fairfax County, Loudoun County and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) as part of preparations for the opening of the Silver Line Extension expected later this fall.

    The training exercise will begin at 8 a.m. and run through noon to help familiarize first responders with Metro’s trains and rail system. During the exercise Metro will simulate a real-life emergency with a train stranded outside the Ashburn Station. People in the area may see a large emergency response at the station, including several fire trucks and ambulances; however, this is just an exercise.

    As part of the exercise, first responders will focus on their emergency response, communication, command structure, station familiarization, track and railcar access and evacuation procedures. Metro’s bus, rail, police and safety staff will also take part in the exercise.

    WHAT

    Full-scale exercise to test response to an emergency incident on the new Silver Line Extension.

    WHO

    Metro Transit Police
    Fairfax County
    Loudoun County
    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


    WHEN

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    WHERE

    Ashburn Metrorail Station
    43555 Ashburn Dr
    Ashburn, VA 20147
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2022

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