Metro Hosts Joint Training Exercise Starting June 20
Update: The joint training exercise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 23, at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station has been cancelled.
Fire departments from 12 local municipalities will join Metro beginning on Monday, June 20, for a three-day joint training exercise at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station.
Over the course of three days, personnel from the Brentwood, Clayton, Crestwood, Glendale, Ladue, Maplewood, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, University City and Webster Groves Fire Departments will train on how to conduct emergency operations on MetroLink, which will include:
- Using ladder trucks to reach an elevated MetroLink track
- Accessing the interior of the train
- Using rail-specific safety equipment like rail clamps
- Practicing rescuing passengers from an elevated MetroLink train using a ladder truck
The joint training exercise is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 23, at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station. The exercise provides local first responders with first-hand experience on the uniqueness of working with MetroLink trains and elevated rail lines, as well as the coordination and communication required in situations where multiple agencies must work together efficiently.
MetroLink operations will not be impacted by the exercise. Some parking spots on the northwest end of the station’s Park-Ride lot will be unavailable during the exercise to accommodate fire department trucks and equipment.