Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
To kick off Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Week, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is hosting its first-ever Incident Management Open House on Nov. 11 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. at the Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, to make the equipment, systems, and staff available to residents to gain a better understanding of incident management efforts.
Traffic incident management is a coordinated team effort, made up of VDOT, local, state, federal, and private partners working around-the-clock to meet the overarching goal of quick incident clearance to keeping Virginia moving.
An outdoor touch-a-truck exhibit will feature a simulated crash scene that will allow the public to view an incident from the perspective of first responders who work in the roadway every day. Participating agencies include:
- VDOT: special event truck, evacuation trailer, spill trailer, front-end loader, dump truck, Safety Service Patrol trucks, signal maintenance truck and a full-size overhead sign
- Coleman Motor Company: 50-ton rotator truck
- Dominion Energy: bucket truck
- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department: fire engine, medic unit, rescue squad
- Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office: traffic truck
- Prince William County Police Department: crash response vehicle, motorcycles
- Redman Fleet Services: 85-ton rotator truck
- Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: traffic truck, drone
- Transurban: Express Assist Help truck
- Virginia State Police: mobile command unit, cruiser, Leica system
An indoor expo will feature booths for VDOT incident management coordinators, public affairs, safety manager, signal operations, Safety Service Patrol, and the Transportation Operations Center, as well as Dominion Energy, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC), and Transurban.
Veterans Day weekend is also a wonderful time to recognize the many veterans, who after serving their country, continue a career of public service in these agencies.
For event information, visit vdotopenhouse.eventbrite.com.
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