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Streetcar disaster training

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Streetcar disaster training

Streetcar disaster training

First responders practiced what they would do if an incident occurred involving the KC Streetcar.

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Streetcar disaster training

MAKE SURE THEY'RE ATTHEIR BEST WHEN THETIME COMES.TODAY, FIRSTRESPONDERS TRAINED ASIF A DISASTER HAPPENEDTO THE STREETCAR.ONLY ON 41 -- JORDANBETTS SHOWS US WHYTHIS SPECIAL TRAINING ISIMPORTANT.THE K-C STREET CARS HASBECOME A STAPLE INDOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY.PEOPLE HOP ON THE CARTO SIGHT SEE, HEAD TOPOWER AND LIGHT ANDEVEN GET TO WORK.BUT, WHAT IF SOMETHINGBAD HAPPENED TO THSTREET CAR?nats from the radio saying thereis an emergency with the streecarEMERGENCY RESPONDERSALONG WITH STREET CAROFFICIALS CREATED THISEMERGENCY EXERCISEDRILL TO TEST THEIRSKILLS.JIMMY WALKER, KANSASCITY FIRE DEPARTMENTDEPUTY CHI"A street car operator passesout, hits a car, the car catcheson fire and there will be anexecration involved.VOLUNTEERS ACTED ASINJURED VICTIMS, AS THEYWERE TENDED TO BY FIREAND POLICE.WALKER SAYS DEALINGWITH THE RAIL CAN BEDIFFICULT.

SO, THEY NEEDTO THE TRAINING.JIMMY WALKER, KANSASCITY FIRE DEPARTMENTDEPUTY CHIEF"The street car poses someunique challenges with the highvoltage lines overhead.

So, itreally gives us a chance comein and practice in a situationwhere it's not an emergency.Just nice to drill."K-C STREET CARORGANIZERS SAY THEYTHIS BIGGER EXERCISEEVERY THREE YEARS FOA REASON.DONNA MANDELBAUM,COMMUNICATIONSDIRECTOR FOR KC STREETCAR"Well, it's important to testthesafety of our system and makesure all of our partners thatarepart of the street car team arworking together.":"It's important that we arereadyno matter what the scenario isand that we can respond in aquickly manner."WHILE THERE HAS BEENNO MAJOR ACCIDENTSWITH THE STREET CARESPONDERS AND STREETCAR OFFICIALS JUST WANTTO BE PREPARED.JIMMY WALKER, KANSASCITY FIRE DEPARTMENTDEPUTY CHIEF"We always constantly drill andpractice our skills so we can bethe best at what we do."IN KC JB 41 ACTION NEWSTODAY -- FIVE METROBARBER SHOPS GAV




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