26 Oct '17, 1pm

Read about the #SEPTA and @PhillyFireDept Broad Street Line awareness training:

SEPTA provides awareness training that allows firefighters and paramedics to practice their response procedures for rail incidents. Photo: SEPTA Working in subway tunnels is difficult under any circumstances and when you have to maneuver around an electrified third rail in an environment with less lighting, the task is even more daunting. Now imagine what it is like during an emergency — a train with equipment issues, someone struck, or smoke in the tunnel — and you need to evacuate a vehicle packed with passengers. For transportation crews that work on the trains every day, their equipment familiarity is key to a safe, quick incident response. RELATED: How a Multifaceted Plan Helped SEPTA Weather Jonas But what about fire and rescue personnel called to the scene of a crisis? They are well-prepared to handle injuries and fires, but where do they access the tracks, hook up ...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/725994/practice-is...

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