Oct. 9, 2018
VDOT Hosts Incident Management Open House Nov. 10
Public invited for responder vehicle touch-a-truck and indoor expo
FAIRFAX – Traffic incident management is a coordinated team effort of local, state, federal, and private partners, working around the clock to meet the goal of quick incident clearance and keeping Virginia moving.
To kick off Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week Nov. 11-17, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host an Incident Management Open House to make equipment, systems, and staff available for residents to see the behind-the-scenes work for this regional effort.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Va.
An outdoor touch-a-truck exhibit will feature a simulated crash scene to help the public see an incident from the perspective of first responders who work in the roadway every day. Attendees can watch live demonstrations of K-9 skills, patient extrication, towing recovery, drone operations, and tree removal. Outdoor exhibit participating agencies include:
- VDOT: Safety Service Patrol (SSP) trucks, special event truck, evacuation trailer, traffic trailer, spill trailer, incident management response vehicle, front-end loader, dump truck, maintenance emergency response truck, bridge inspection bucket truck, signal bucket truck, signal cabinet, sign bucket truck
- Arlington County Fire Department: technical rescue team, Engine 110, Support Tractor-Trailer 110
- Arlington County Police Department: armored personnel carrier, mobile command bus
- District Department of Transportation: Roadway Operations Patrol (ROP) truck
- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department: Engine 421, Medic 434
- Fairfax County Police Department: “Fairfax 1” Bell 429 helicopter, traffic response vehicle, crash reconstruction unit
- Falls Church Police Department: K-9 Stryker, K-9 Fitz
- Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department: Engine 619, Rescue Squad 615, Ambulance 623, Swift Water Boat 680, HazMat 619, Medical Ambulance Bus 623, Tanker Truck 604, Brush Truck 626
- Maryland State Highway Administration: Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) truck, tow truck
- Maryland Transportation Authority Police: drone, Vehicle Respone Truck (VRT), marked cruiser
- NOVEC: “green” bucket truck
- Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue: fire engine, rescue squad
- Prince William County Police Department: Motorcycle
- Redman Fleet Services: 85-ton rotator truck, air cushion truck
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office: command bus, drone, traffic truck
- Transurban: Express Assist Help truck
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management: HazMat unit, drone
- Virginia State Police: mobile command bus, crash reconstruction unit, motorcycles
- WTOP Radio Traffic Center: Meet traffic anchors Bob Marbourg and Dave Dildine, mobile traffic unit
Live Demo Schedule
- 10:30 a.m.: K-9 Skills
City of Falls Church Police Department
- 11 a.m.: Trapped Patient Extrication
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department
- 11:30 a.m.: Towing Recovery
Redman Fleet Services
- 12 noon: Drone Crash Reconstruction:
Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department
- 12:30 p.m.: Tree Removal
An indoor expo will feature booths for VDOT incident management coordinators, public affairs, safety manager, signal operations, Safety Service Patrol, and Transportation Operations Center, as well as Federal Highway Administration, Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC), and Transurban. The event will also feature food trucks and a kids’ zone.
For event information, visit vdotopenhouse.eventbrite.com.
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