Monday, June 22, 2009

Fairfax County CERT Takes on DC Metro - And Is Prepared

Members of Fairfax County CERT completed WMATA training and became members of the Metro Citizen Corps.

The program consisted of three modules:

Module I – Program Orientation / Terrorist Activity Recognition and Reaction Training

Module II – Passenger Train Familiarization at the Metro rail yard

Module III – MetroRail Familiarization / Tunnel Walk (Actually entering the MetroRail tunnel system during operating hours)

Thank you to the Metro Transit Police Department and Department of Emergency Management for conducting this training.

Additional photos can be found at (including a train running by us just a few feet away):

(Originally Posted By Andrew Levy on

The photo above also includes some of our instructors from WMATA Police/Emergency Management that also responded to the Metro incident on June 22. Our thoughts go out to the families and the response of all the rescuers.

This was an excellent program that really prepared us to react in the event of an emergency.

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