Rescue exercise to be arranged at the Finnoo excavation site on 11 December

Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will arrange a rescue exercise at the Länsimetro excavation site in Finnoo at Finnoonsilta 9 on Monday 11 December 2017, starting from 13:00.

This exercise will last for around an hour. A fire or an electrical fire was selected as the fictional scenario of the accident. The participants will include Lemminkäinen Oy, which is the contractor at the Finnoo excavation site, the rescue department of Länsi-Uusimaa, and the West Metro project. Two rescue units from the rescue department of Länsi-Uusimaa will participate in the exercise. In the vicinity of the exercise area, personnel will be reserved to direct traffic for the duration of the exercise.

This exercise is the eight rescue exercise in a series of exercises arranged along the track section between Matinkylä and Kivenlahti. During the exercise, personnel of the rescue department will have an opportunity to get familiar with the conditions in underground premises during excavation.

Further information on the exercise

Janne Räsänen, Fire Chief, Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department. +358 (0)50 329 8949

Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, the West Metro project, tel. +358 (0)46 877 3392