Safety

Emergency response to D.C.’s Metro crash showed increase preparedness

Emergency Management Alert, June 30, 2009

Within minutes of the accident involving Washington D.C.'s red Metro line, emergency vehicles surrounded the scene, according to a column in the Washington Post. Communication was clear, calm, and more unified compared to past events.

Also, no single hospital was overwhelmed by the surge of critically injured victims, reports the Post. The response was a far cry from January 13, 1982, when a plane and train crash happened on the same day and emergency response became overwhelmed, reports the Post.

 

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