Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Traffic incident management is a coordinated team effort of local, state, federal, and private partners, working to quickly clear incidents and keep Virginia moving.
The Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week is Nov. 10-16. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to its Third Annual Incident Management Open House. Equipment, systems, and staff will be available for residents to see the behind-the-scenes work that goes into this important regional partnership and effort. View video.
When: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Where: VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax.
An outdoor touch-a-truck with more than 70 vehicles will 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 K-9 skills, trapped patient extrication, live electricity lines, technical rescue, drone operations, HazMat, tree removal and more. Participating agencies include:
- VDOT: Safety Service Patrol (SSP) trucks, incident support unit, evacuation trailer, traffic trailer, spill trailer, incident management response vehicle, front-end loader, tandem-axle dump truck, Chantilly maintenance response truck, snowblower, Leesburg incident response truck, bridge inspection bucket truck, signal bucket truck, signal cabinet, Transportation Operations Center terminal, signal operations, public affairs, safety officer, bike and pedestrian safety
- Arlington County Police Department: armored personnel carrier
- Coleman Motor Company: 50-ton rotator truck
- DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency: Preparedness booth
- Federal Highway Administration: Strategic Highway Research Program II booth
- Fairfax City Police Department: Marked cruiser
- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department: Command Aide 400, Battalion Chief 402, EMS Supervisor 402, Community Risk Reduction booth
- Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management: Preparedness booth
- Fairfax County Police Department: “Fairfax 1” Bell 429 helicopter, command bus, traffic response vehicle, crash reconstruction unit
- Falls Church City Police Department: K-9 Stryker, K-9 Fitz, marked cruisers
- Henry’s Wrecker Service: 60-ton rotator truck, flatbed wrecker, utility trailer, skid steer
- Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department: Tiller 620, HazMat 619, HazMat Support 619, Medical Ambulance Bus 623, Tower 680, Tanker 627, Engine 602, Jeep 602, Ambulance 615, Swift Water Boat 615, Utility Truck 615, Fire Trailer
- Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office: Traffic truck
- Manassas Park City Police Department: Marked cruiser
- Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination: Technology booth
- Maryland State Highway Administration: Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) truck, tow truck
- Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department: Command bus, drone, Vehicle Response Truck (VRT), marked cruiser
- Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department: K-9 Bo, marked cruiser, SWAT booth, recruitment booth
- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative: Live Electricity Line Demo Trailer, bucket truck
- Northern Virginia Emergency Response System: Preparedness booth
- Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue: Fire engine
- Prince William Police Department: Command bus, motor unit
- Redman Fleet Services: 85-ton rotator truck, air cushion truck
- Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: Command bus, drone truck
- Transurban: Express Assist highway truck
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management: Drone unit
- Virginia State Police: Command bus, armored personnel carrier, crash reconstruction unit, motor units, recruitment booth
- Waggy’s Towing: 85-ton rotator truck
- WTOP Traffic Center: Mobile traffic unit
The event will also feature food trucks and a kids’ zone.
For event information, visit vdotopenhouse.eventbrite.com.