The Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will organise a rescue exercise at the West Metro worksite at Urheilupuisto in Espoo on Thursday 18 April from 13.00 to 16.00. The exercise concerns firefighting and personal rescue during excavation work in the tunnel.
The participants will include Lemminkäinen Infra Oy, which is the contractor at Urheilupuisto, the Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services. The total duration of the exercise will be around three hours.
The exercise command centre will be at the Lemminkäinen Infra Oy worksite office at Koivu-Mankkaantie 1.
The exercise will not cause interruption to traffic in the area. Traffic will be directed locally as necessary.
The public are requested to avoid the area of the exercise site as far as possible.
Further information on the exercise
Heikki Kervinen, Fire Chief, Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services, tel. (09) 8162 6890
Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, Länsimetro, tel. 046 877 3392