West Metro rescue exercise at Keilaniemi in Espoo on Thursday 29 March

The Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services will organise a rescue exercise at the West Metro worksite at Keilaniemi (Miestentie 11) on Thursday 29 March from 13.00 to 16.00. The scenario for the exercise is that a boulder has fallen on two people working in the tunnel and two other people are also injured. The purpose of the rescue exercise is to train for rescue operations in the underground tunnel and to test co-operation between the rescue services, Länsimetro and the contractor.

This exercise is the seventh of its kind to be organised at a West Metro worksite. The participants will include YIT Rakennus, which is the contractor at Keilaniemi, 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 will not cause interruption to traffic on Miestentie. 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, West Metro, tel. 046 877 3392