NJ Transit holds emergency disaster drill

DUCK ISLAND - First responders took part in a very realistic emergency drill Sunday morning in Hamilton Township.

The first responders were given the task of rescuing dozens of mock victims from a New Jersey Transit rail line. Those who participated in the drill said the simulation was a tornado, causing a tree to come down, derailing a train on the light rail.

The drill was held on Duck Island. Officials say they choose the location because it is hard to reach and close to water, making it the perfect place to test out equipment.

NJ Transit officials say they hold similar drills once a year to prepare for different kinds of emergencies.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Amazon announces new NJ centers 1 VIDEO: Amazon announces new NJ centers
2 Police investigating overnight shooting in Paterson
South Brunswick's Mohammed Sanu from the Falcons is 3 Falcons, Patriots coaches guest coach at Rutgers' spring game
Eric Schneider is today's Scholar Athlete. 4 Scholar Athlete - Eric Schneider
5 VIDEO: Extended interview with Sen. Cory Booker & Gov. Chris Christie

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.