Train wreck simulation held in Peekskill for responders to practice

(09/13/03) PEEKSKILL - First responders to accidents and other disasters got the chance to practice their skills at the Peekskill train station on Saturday. They responded to a simulated train wreck.

Metro North employees ran the drill. The fake victims were really railroad workers wearing makeup to look like wounds and blood. One of the main tasks of emergency personnel during the simulation was to carry out triage on those who were "injured."

The practice run included several "injuries" inside the train cars. The entire exercise took about two and a half hours. It was videotaped by the railroad employees, so they could review the performances of everyone involved.

A Metro North spokesman told News 12 Westchester a similar drill was scheduled two years ago, but it had to be canceled due to the 9/11 terror attacks.

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