Major incident and rescue exercise in Monaco station

Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC

A joint exercise involving emergency rescue teams from Monaco and France took place close to the Monaco Monte-Carlo railway station on the night of December 14 to 15. The exercise was to coordinate the response to a hypothetical emergency in the tunnel from Cap d’Ail.

The scenario of was based on an explosion followed by a fire in a gas tank on a construction site in the railway tunnel and the subsequent evacuation of casualties.

On the Monegasque side, the Department of the Interior, the Corps of Firefighters of Monaco, the Carabiniers of the Prince, Public Security, the Monaco Red Cross, and the Princess Grace Hospital all took part.

The French side was represented by the Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Interministerial Service of Defence and Civil Protection, the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service of the Alpes-Maritimes, the SNCF and the National Gendarmerie.


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