The Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will organise a rescue exercise at the West Metro worksite at Karhusaari in Espoo on Tuesday 23 April from 13.00 to 16.00. The exercise concerns firefighting and personal rescue in demanding conditions during excavation work in the tunnel.
The participants will include the Destia/Metrostav consortium, which is the excavation contractor, 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 command centre for the exercise will be at Karhusaarenpiha 3.
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
Jani Pitkänen, Fire Chief, Helsinki City Rescue Department, tel. 050 433 6905
Heikki Kervinen, Fire Chief, Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services, tel. (09) 8162 6890
Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, Länsimetro, tel. 046 877 3392