This is only a test…. Train Derailment Exercise Conducted In Fults

This is only a test…. Train Derailment Exercise Conducted In Fults

Several area fire, police and EMS units are in downtown Fults Saturday morning taking part in an exercise involving mock train derailment. The scenario is that the cars were transporting some time of extremely hazardous material when an accident occurred. 

A railroad line runs north / south through the Monroe County bottoms, parallel to Bluff Road and the Mississippi River on the west side of the county. 

Maeystown Fire Chief Lynden Prange has put in a lot of time to organize this exercise to continue the preparedness of emergency responders in the event an accident of this nature would actually occur. 

Prange also thanks the residents of Fults and drivers who have been inconvenienced during this event.