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NJ TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT THE ATLANTIC CITY RAIL TERMINAL

Exercise to take place Saturday, February 16 starting at 8 a.m.

February 13, 2013
NJT-13-015
 

NEWARK, NJThe NJ TRANSIT Police Department, together with state and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, February 16 at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal to test a response from multiple agencies to a simulated train incident.

Also participating in the exercise will be the Atlantic City Police Department, Atlantic City Fire Department, Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management, Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management, NJ EMS Taskforce, Exceptional Transport EMS and AtlantiCare Medical Center.

The exercise will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and take about four hours to complete. During the exercise, Atlantic City Rail Line trains will operate on their regular schedules.  Customers may notice an increased presence of police and emergency personnel, and local residents may see activity in the staging area along Bacharach Boulevard at the rear of the rail terminal.

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