Monday, June 20, 2011

Full Scale FDNY Subway Drill on Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights

There was quite a scene Saturday night as firefighters and emergency personnel dragged realistic "bodies" out of an inferno scenario at the Montague /Court Street Subway Station. A crowd watched as FDNY and the NYC Transit Authority rehearsed a full scale emergency.

The "victims" suffered bloody injuries and burns -- and some were just incinerated body parts, apparently the result of an explosion. Most victims were dummies, but we did see at least one live actor.

Some had their clothes blown clear off.

Dozens of emergency vehicles were stacked up and down Court Street and Cadman Plaza West along with Montague Street, which was closed to traffic. Stretchers were deployed at the entrance to the subway as the rescuers carried the injured up the stairs.

A portable command center was set up on the north corner of Montague and Cadman Plaza West. The scenario was realistically enacted, and FDNY and NY Transit showed a great deal of professionalism.

Now let's hope they never have to use it.

Photos by MK Metz

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