Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Volunteer Victims Needed for Emergency Simulation Drill VRE

Each year VRE conducts a simulated train disaster – the goal of this is to test VRE’s federally approved Emergency Preparedness Plan as well as our security preparedness. During the simulated disaster, local first responders test their skills in responding to the train emergency, and VRE also gauges our crew, our railroad partners’ and our staffs’ preparedness for addressing any train emergency. This year’s drill will take place in Alexandria, VA. As we do every year, we are looking for volunteers to be victims of this simulated train disaster. The drill will be held on Saturday, November 12. Volunteer victims need to arrive by 7am and should be done by noon. We are limiting the number of participants this year so if you are interested email us at gotrains@vre.org. Please put Volunteer Victim in your subject line. First email, first served.