Emergency Drill To Take Place At Fairmont Station Of Broad Street Subway

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – At 8:30 a.m. Sunday an emergency drill will take place at the SEPTA Fairmount Station of the Broad Street Subway underground.

SEPTA’s Jerry Williams says the drill is designed to see how prepared emergency responders are for a possible terroristic attack.

“There’s going to be a simulated explosion on the SEPTA subway line and the purpose of the drill is to give first responders and SEPTA a chance to coordinate their response to an emergency,” Williams explains.

It will also see how those personnel attend to suspicious bags and packages.

In addition to the first responders, Williams says about a hundred volunteer victims are taking part in the simulated blast.

SEPTA says anyone in the area around Broad and Fairmount should be expecting to see a lot of police and fire vehicles at that location, even though the drill will take place below ground.

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