South Shore conducting emergency preparedness drill this Saturday
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will conduct an emergency preparedness drill this Saturday, from 9am-11am CT. It will be held near the South Shore Line’s intersection with County Rd. 500E in eastern LaPorte County, immediately east of the Indiana Toll Road overpass of the South Shore.
The South Shore is conducting this training exercise in cooperation with the Kankakee Township Fire Department. The drill involves the collision of a passenger train and fuel oil tanker truck and will involve the Fire Department along with LaPorte County HazMat, St. Anthony’s Hospital, LaPorte County EMA/EMS, NICTD Police Department and LaPorte County Coroner. The South Shore is testing crew and dispatcher performance and the effectiveness of its outreach training. First responder agencies will be testing their new 800Mhz radios. The drill will not affect scheduled train service.
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