The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is hosting a Metro safety and SafeTrack planning event, in partnership with DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS) and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), for workers in the central business district.
What: Metro Emergency Preparedness Exercise and SafeTrack Discussion
When: Tuesday, June 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
Where: 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Attendees will learn what to do if they notice a suspicious package or are stopped in a smoke-filled tunnel. They will also learn how to navigate their way home during Metro service disruptions in an emergency or during SafeTrack. Experts from WMATA and DCFEMS will work through a series of table-top exercises to demonstrate the safest way for passengers to respond as a situation progresses, and answer questions about their own role in the case of an emergency.
The event will include representatives from:
- DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
- Metro Emergency Management
- Metro Transit Police Department
- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Metropolitan Police Department
- Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center
- DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
The Golden Triangle BID hosts a series of safety and security initiatives to educate local workers on evolving threats and emergency preparedness. Through many strategic governmental and private-sector partnerships, the BID improves the overall resiliency of the neighborhood. For these efforts, the BID received an honorable mention for individual and community preparedness from FEMA.
At the event, the Golden Triangle will also launch a SafeTrack communications strategy called #MySafeTrackPlan. The plan uses stories from real people to encourage everyone to find their unique route to and from work each day. Golden Triangle will collect stories from a sample of the 85,000 workers in the BID. For more stories and resources, go to goldentriangledc.com/mysafetrackplan.