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Ellen Kamilakis
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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:

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
    VDOT Maintenance

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.  

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

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