Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

April 09, 2007 16:38 ET

TTC and Toronto Fire Services to conduct emergency simulation

Media Advisory

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Transportation Editor TORONTO ON--(CCNMatthews - April 9, 2007) - The Toronto Transit Commission, along with Toronto Fire Services, is conducting emergency exercises to test the effectiveness of emergency planning.

The exercises will begin on Tuesday, April 10th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Keele subway station yard, which is located between Dundas West and Keele Stations.

The purpose of the exercise is to train all Toronto Fire Services Districts in dealing with incidents in subway tunnels. In order to train all personnel, 56 simulations will be held in 2007.

The exercise will involve up to 30 participants in roles such as TTC Supervisors, Safety Officers, Controllers, Evaluators and members of Toronto Fire Services.

Key elements in the exercise include testing and evaluating:

* TTC's and Toronto Fire Services Radio Communications System.
* Specific subway rescue equipment.
* Evacuation procedures.
* Co-ordination with Toronto Fire Services.

The simulation will not affect regular subway service and operations.

This event is not open to the news media. Please post this news release in your newsroom for reference in case you receive calls from the public during future simulations.

Public notices concerning the simulation have been distributed to local residents and businesses.

Contact Information

  • Marilyn Bolton, Media Relations
    Primary Phone: 416-393-3741