Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Traffic incident management is a coordinated team effort of local, state, federal, and private partners, working around the clock to meet the goal of quick incident clearance and keeping Virginia moving.
To kick off Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week Nov. 11-17, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host an Incident Management Open House to make equipment, systems, and staff available for residents to see the behind-the-scenes work for this regional effort. View video.
When: 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Where: VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax
An outdoor touch-a-truck exhibit will feature a simulated crash scene to help the public see an incident from the perspective of first responders who work in the roadway every day. Attendees can watch live demonstrations of patient extrication, towing recovery, drone operations, and tree removal.
Outdoor Exhibit Participating Agencies
- VDOT: Safety Service Patrol (SSP) trucks, special event truck, evacuation trailer, traffic trailer, spill trailer, incident management response vehicle, front-end loader, dump truck, maintenance emergency response truck, bridge inspection bucket truck, signal maintenance bucket truck, signal cabinet
- Arlington County Fire Department: technical rescue team, Rescue 104, Support Tractor-Trailer 110
- Arlington County Police Department: armored personnel carrier, mobile command bus
- District Department of Transportation: Roadway Operations Patrol (ROP) truck
- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department: fire engine, medic unit
- Fairfax County Police Department: “Fairfax 1” Bell 429 helicopter, traffic response vehicle, crash reconstruction unit
- Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department: Engine 619, Rescue Squad 615, Ambulance 623, Swift Water Boat 680, bomb squad with robot and accelerant K-9, HazMat 619, Medical Ambulance Bus 623, Tanker Truck 604, Brush Truck 626
- Maryland State Highway Administration: Coordinated Highways Action Response TEAM (CHART) truck, tow truck
- Maryland Transportation Authority Police: highway truck, marked cruiser
- NOVEC: “green” bucket truck
- Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue: fire engine
- Prince William County Police Department: Crash Suburban, motorcycle
- Redman Fleet Services: 85-ton rotator truck
- Transurban: Express Assist Help truck
- United States Park Police: response vehicle
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management: HazMat unit, drone
- Virginia State Police: mobile command bus, crash reconstruction unit, motorcycles
- WTOP Radio Traffic Center: Traffic anchors Bob Marbourg and Dave Dildine, mobile traffic unit
An indoor expo will feature booths for VDOT incident management coordinators, public affairs, safety manager, signal operations, Safety Service Patrol, and Transportation Operations Center, as well as Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC), and Transurban. The event will also feature food trucks and a kids’ zone.
For event information, visit vdotopenhouse.eventbrite.com.