City of Alexandria, VA
Action Update: September 9, 2008
City Schedules Community Charrette
The City is developing an emergency scenario that will be presented during a community charrette scheduled for October 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Samuel Tucker Elementary School. This event will include discussion about the emergency plans for Cameron Station, Summers Grove, and Samuel Tucker, an interactive display of the City’s firefighting capabilities, and an emergency exercise that will involve City agencies and the community.
Norfolk Southern Hires Security Personnel
Earlier this year, Captain Al Tierney, of the Alexandria Police Department Office of Homeland Security, conducted a threat analysis of the ethanol transloading facility and made several security upgrade recommendations to Norfolk Southern. Some physical improvements were made to the facility. On September 9, the City learned that Norfolk Southern has hired a private security company to provide unarmed security personnel for the facility 7 days a week. During the weekdays, security coverage begins at 5 p.m. and continues through the night to 7 a.m. On weekends, there is 24-hour coverage.