Emergency Rail Drill this Friday in Houston
Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency responders will be participating in a drill near Millers Reach Road with the Alaska Railroad, the city of Houston, and contractors this Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.
Expect to see emergency response vehicles and activity at:
- Millers Reach Road and the railroad off the Parks Highway
- Houston Fire Station 9-1 and 9-2, off Armstrong Road along the Parks Highway
- Houston City Hall at 13878 Armstrong Road in Houston
- Station 6-5, 650 N. Seward Meridian
The drill will exercise the response to a mock train derailment with simulated injuries via manikin victims and actors in makeup, and on Saturday, a simulated hazardous materials response.
Several agencies are involved:
-Matanuska-Susitna Borough, West Lakes Fire Dept., EMS, PIOs, Emergency Management, hazardous materials crews
-Alaska Railroad, Corp.
-AK Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Mngt.
-American Red Cross of Alaska
-Houston City, Fire Department, PIO
-CERT, Community Emergency Response Team
For information call Mat-Su Borough Public Affairs at 861-8577.