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Emergency Response Drill Takes Place at Forest Glen Metro Station (VIDEO)

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UPDATED The Forest Glen Metro station was the site of an emergency response drill on Sunday.

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Metro Transit Police conducted a dual exercise from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The station was closed to the public during the exercise.

According to a news release from Metro, the live exercise was designed to allow emergency personnel to practice their response to two separate exercises: one involving a smoke/fire incident inside the tunnel outside Forest Glen and another involving a suspicious package on a bus. In addition, the exercise simulated real-world conditions to test ventilation fan systems, and coordination and communication between emergency responders on scene, rail operations staff, Transit Police and support personnel.

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More than 100 emergency responders and volunteers participated in the exercise, which is the third of its kind this year.

For more information, you can visit WMATA’s website.

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