03-07-11 - Los Angeles County Firefighters prepare to enter the Alameda Corridor in the City of Vernon, Sunday March 6, 2011, part of a full-scale drill exercise of an incident inside the Alameda Corridor. The morning drill included the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), Vernon Fire Department, Compton Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriffs, Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, and representatives of the Alameda Corridor Police Department (ACTA). he exercise will simulate the sighting of smoke from a cargo container on a train in the Alameda Corridor trench, a fire on one of the
cars, a leaking tank car and injured railroad personnel. The objective of the drill is to improve Unified Command, communications, hazardous materials operations and command operations to an incident inside the Corridor. The Alameda Corridor is a 20-mile dedicated freight expressway linking the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the transcontinental rail network near downtown Los Angeles.
Stephen Carr / Press-Telegram