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D.C. Metro to use rail carts for emergency response

Rail| March 25, 2010
First responders will be able to use the vehicles to move equipment along the tracks to the scene of a Metrorail emergency, as well as safely transport people who are unable to walk out of an incident area. The MERVs run on rail tracks up to 10 mph and can turn what could be a 45-minute walk for firefighters loaded with gear into a four-minute ride.

Mineta Institute publishes emergency management handbook

Accessibility| March 15, 2010
Specific guidance and management techniques are provided to aid emergency planning staff to create DHS-compliant systems.
Bus| February 9, 2010

Central Florida holds emergency preparedness workshop

The tragic earthquake in Haiti last January was still fresh in the minds of those who attended the Connecting Communities emergency preparedness workshop in Orlando, Fla.
University| September 14, 2009

Report addresses transportation role in emergencies

Includes Emergency Operations Plan checklists and organization charts updated to include lessons learned from Katrina, 9/11, and other wide-scale emergencies.
Bus| June 4, 2009

Transit Taps Resources to Enhance Emergency Response Role

The development and execution of a comprehensive transit emergency response plan can be optimized by training all levels of personnel, participating in practice exercises, and pursuing local and federal resources.
Bus| April 13, 2009

MBTA, American Red Cross launch campaign

The public awareness campaign promotes the importance of preparing for a disaster before it strikes, and includes the placement of 300 educational car cards throughout the MBTA system.
Rail| February 3, 2009

N.J. completes light rail communication system

System enables dozens of responding agencies — including fire, police and EMS — to communicate with each other via a common radio channel, accessible from each department’s own radio equipment.
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