The Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will organise a rescue exercise at the West Metro worksite between Ruoholahti and Lauttasaari on Tuesday 16 April from 13.00 to 16.00. The exercise concerns firefighting and personal rescue during construction of the metro line in the tunnel.
The participants will include Skanska Infra Oy, which is the contractor for the section of metro line between Ruoholahti and Lauttasaari, and the rescue departments of the City of Helsinki and of Länsi-Uusimaa. The total duration of the exercise will be around three hours. The exercise command centre will be at the worksite office at Salmisaarenkatu 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
Jani Pitkänen, Fire Chief, Helsinki City Rescue Department, tel. 050 433 6905
Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, Länsimetro, tel. 046 877 3392