Rescue exercise to be arranged at the Kaitaa excavation site on 12 December

Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will arrange a rescue exercise at the Länsimetro excavation site in Kaitaa at Kaitaantie 6 on Monday 12 December 2017, starting from 13:00.

This exercise will last for around two hours. A fire or an electrical fire was selected as the fictional scenario of the accident. The participants will include SRV Infra Oy, which is the contractor at the Kaitaa 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. There will be personnel near the exercise area to direct traffic for the whole duration of the exercise.

This exercise is the ninth 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 construction and 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