VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Ellen Kamilakis
ellen.kamilakis@vdot.virginia.gov

NR19-098

Oct. 4, 2019



VDOT Hosts Third Annual Incident Management Open House Oct. 26
Public invited for 70-vehicle regional touch-a-truck, demonstrations and indoor expo

VISIT EVENT PAGE: vdotopenhouse.eventbrite.com.  

FAIRFAX – Traffic incident management is a coordinated team effort of local, state, federal, and private partners, working around to quickly clear incidents and keep Virginia moving.

In preview of the Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week Nov. 10-16, 2019, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to its Third Annual Incident Management Open House to make equipment, systems, and staff available for residents to see the behind-the-scenes work that goes into this important regional partnership and effort. View video.

When: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Where: VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Va.

An outdoor touch-a-truck with more than 70 vehicles will 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, trapped patient extrication, live electricity lines, technical rescue, drone operations, HazMat, tree removal and more. Participating agencies include:

The event will also feature food trucks and a kid’s zone.

For event information, visit vdotopenhouse.eventbrite.com.  

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

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