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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL ON GLEN ROCK MAIN LINE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 29, 2019

 

NEWARK, NJThe New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with local, county, state and federal partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, November 2nd at Glen Rock Main Line station beginning at 8 a.m.

The drill will simulate a mass casualty incident and will take approximately four hours to complete. This is a large-scale drill with more than 150 volunteers participating in the exercise. 

Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel in the area of Main Street and Rock Road during the exercise. The exercise will be contained on board the train and the Main Line Station parking lot.

Important note: During the exercise, the eastbound platform at Glen Rock Main Line will be closed. Customers traveling to Hoboken will utilize the westbound platform for eastbound trains from 6am-12pm. Customers boarding at Glen Rock Main Line Station can purchase a ticket on the train without the $5 surcharge during this time. 

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

In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: 

Police

Glen Rock Police Dept.

Ridgewood Police Dept.

Hawthorne Police Dept.

Fair Lawn Police Dept.

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office RDT

FBI –Joint Terrorism Taskforce

Fire

Glen Rock Fire Dept.

Wyckoff Fire Dept.

Waldwick Fire Dept.

Fair Lawn Fire Dept.

Fair Lawn Rescue

Hawthorne Fire Dept.

Paramus Rescue

Ramsey Rescue

 

EMS

Glen Rock EMS

Ridgewood EMS

Hawthorne EMS

Ho-Ho-Kus EMS

Midland Park EMS

Valley Hospital ALS

Bergen County EMS Special Operations Group

NJ EMS Taskforce


Office of Emergency Management

New Jersey Transit OEM

Glen Rock OEM

Bergen County OEM

 

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