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



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.



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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