Fire Department of Panama Conducts First Safety Drill on Panama's New Metro Subway System
Sunday, February 09 2014 @ 07:22 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
They reopened the roadway after the last part of the exercise was over, at about 11:00 am.
They closed the part of the road from the Estrella Azul plant until Monte Oscuro in both directions.
About 30 firemen from the Fire Department of Panama participated in the exercise, using two fire trucks.
As explained by a department spokesman, the goal is to be ready to respond to any emergency that might occur either on the elevated section of the Metro, or in the underground stations of the new subway system.
Panama's Minister of Government Jorge Ricardo Fabrega attended the exercise, who congratulated the firemen.
Fabrega said modifications being made to the Law, to improve the equipment of the Fire Department of Panama. (Telemetro)