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Metro to Help Teach Locals About Train Emergencies Next Week

by Courtney Brown — June 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

Dupont Circle MetroWho do you call if you spot a suspicious package on your train car? What should you do if you suddenly find yourself in a smoke-filled Metro tunnel? How will you get around the city during SafeTrack?

Emergency personnel and WMATA transit officials hope to answer these and other questions during an instructional safety event hosted by the Golden Triangle BID next week.

During the event, which is scheduled to take place at 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW next Tuesday at 10 a.m., representatives with WMATA, D.C. Fire and EMS, MPD and other local agencies will show commuters what to do in the event of an underground emergency.

Topics of discussion include how to use the safety equipment on railcars, how to report crime or other suspicious activity and how to navigate through transit service changes such as the ongoing SafeTrack plan.

Leona Agouridis, executive director of the BID, said the discussion is aimed at teaching people who live and work in the area between Dupont Circle and the White House how to handle themselves in potentially dire situations.

Agouridis added that she would like to see locals attend not only for their own education, but also so they can share what they learned with coworkers, family and friends.

Those interested in attending must RSVP for the event before noon tomorrow.

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