B&O Railroad Museum To Honor Emergency Personnel at Annual First Responders Day
B&O Railroad Museum
Justice Gray, Social Media Manager
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
BALTIMORE, MD – September 7, 2022 – In honor of those that serve as emergency personnel, the B&O Railroad Museum is holding its annual “First Responders Day” on this Saturday, September 10, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Advance tickets are available at www.borail.org/events/first-responders-day/ or onsite. First Responders with ID receive free admission as well as a free train ride.
The goal of the event is to celebrate our first responders, learn about their techniques and equipment, railroad safety, and to have fun! The highlight of the day will be two demonstrations of controlled collisions between a train and an automobile at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM narrated by Operation Lifesaver, followed by an extraction demonstration.
“This is an important railroad safety demonstration important for the whole family that is also cool to watch” said Kris Hoellen, Executive Director of the B&O Railroad Museum.
Fire and police departments will display equipment and safety gear; a bomb squad will also be present with an operating robot and police drone. The Honor Guard will be playing the National Anthem and guests will be asked to attend a Moment of Remembrance Ceremony at 12:30 PM in honor of all fallen first responders.
First Responders from the Baltimore City Fire Department, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Operation Lifesaver, Maryland Transit Administration Police Force, Baltimore City Police Department Special Operations, Baltimore City Mounted Police, and the Savage Volunteer Fire Company will be present.
Schedule for Saturday September 10, 2022:
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Demonstration of First Responder equipment and techniques
11:30 PM – First demonstration of a controlled collision
12:30 PM – Honor Guard Remembrance Ceremony
1:30 PM – Second demonstration of a controlled collision
General Admission and train tickets required for the controlled collision. Guests will travel via train, disembark and witness a controlled collision and extraction demonstration.
About the B&O Railroad Museum
The B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, located in Baltimore, Maryland is a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. It is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy. The museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. In 2019, the museum welcomed guests from all 50 states and 40 countries. For further information on the B&O Railroad Museum, please call 410- 752-2490 or visit borail.org.