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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT HBLR TONNELLE AVE. STATION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJThe New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, March 24th at the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Tonnelle Ave. station beginning at 8 a.m.

 

The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four (4) hours to complete.  During this time, there will be no impact to light rail service.  Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and particularly in the area of Tonnelle Ave. station.

 

In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: North Bergen Police, North Bergen EMS, North Bergen OEM, North Hudson Fire Rescue, Hudson County OEM, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), West New York EMS, McCabe EMS, NJ EMS Taskforce, CSX Police Department.

 

The New Jersey Transit Police Department regularly conducts multiple drills and training sessions simulating various transportation scenarios throughout the statewide system.

 

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