The Helsinki City Rescue Department will train firefighting and personal rescue on 27 and 28 February and 1 March at the Koivusaari station, and on 2 March there and at the Katajaharju shaft. The training will take place from 11 am to 2 pm each day. The rescue exercises are part of the West Metro’s introduction into use.
The purpose of the training is to practice rescue missions using the West Metro’s security systems. This is also a cooperation exercise between various actors such as the Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services, the Metro Control Room and other personnel of Helsinki City Transport (HKL), emergency care and the police.
During the training, several rescue vehicles will be parked around the Koivusaari station and nearby shafts. Theatrical smoke will be used in the exercise, and this may reach the surface near the training locations.
The Koivusaari station is located at the address Sotkatie 11. The Katajaharju shaft is at Isokaari 33.
Jani Pitkänen, Fire Chief, Helsinki City Rescue Department, tel. +358 (0)50 433 6905