First Responders Run Evacuation Drill at 9/11 Museum


Before most people had their first cup of coffee Sunday, hundreds of first responders had already completed a full-scale emergency drill in lower Manhattan.

About 250 members of the FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority participated in a simulated evacuation of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported.

FDNY Deputy Chief Mike McPartland said the drill started around 4 a.m. and was wrapped up three hours later.

McPartland said all the different agencies seemed to be on the same page in the event of a mass evacuation.

“Everybody worked as a unified command,” McPartland said.

“We did a small simulation of 150 people,” he added. “But in reality, you could have 2,000, 3,000 people in this museum, so it would become a very big undertaking.

McPartland said there would be similar drills in the future.

“It gives us a base to work forward from, to try to use these drills as good practice in case the real thing happens,” he said.

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. COVID-19 testing sites in the NYC area

      October 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Buy a beer on Mondays and support the Terry Farrell Foundation – Fort Collins, CO

      November 7 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
    4. NYPD Officer Chris Bramwell needs a kidney urgently

      November 10 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm