|Fairfax County CERTs who served as victim actors during the Metro exercise. Photos courtesy of Jonathan Kiell.|
Shortly after that, the passengers began to notice smoke -- theatrical smoke was used to enhance the realism of the exercise.
|Responders in the tunnel help evacuate victim actors from the stopped train.|
The exercise provided an interesting learning opportunity for the victim actors as well as valuable training for the first responders. And the passengers were not charged for the train ride!
Jonathan Kiell is a graduate of Fairfax County CERT Class 70 and is one of the Fairfax County CERT Local Team Coordinators; you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.