The Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will organise a rescue exercise at the West Metro worksite in Matinkylä in Espoo on Thursday 25 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 Strabag Oy, which is the contractor in Matinkylä, 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 Suomenlahdentie 7.
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
Clas Tallberg, Rescue Manager, Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services, tel. (09) 8168 4294
Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, Länsimetro, tel. 046 877 3392