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MTA, Emergency Agencies to Hold Drill in Grand Central



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    If you see a lot of police, firefighters and "bodies" around Grand Central on Saturday, don't be alarmed.

    The MTA and City agencies will be holding an annual emergency preparedness exercise -- and about 30 "victims" will be on hand, city officials explained today.

    The exercise, which is held annually in compliance with federal requirements, will include participation by the New York City Fire Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, and the New York State Office of Emergency Management.

    There will be a lot of uniformed officers on hand -- but the MTA assures straphangers that train service won't be disrupted during the drill.

    There's even a contingency plan. In the event of an actual emergency during the exercise, a “Code Red” will be announced and all exercise activity will cease and the Rail Traffic Controllers will determine the course of events.