A large scale emergency disaster drill was held at Nationals Park Wednesday.
The mock terrorist attack simulated conditions first-responders would face trying to rescue victims during a chemical attack. It also offered insight as to how emergency medical care would be provided during a nuclear or high-yield explosive incident.
The District of Columbia Fire Department and the U.S. Marines Corps’ Chemical Biological Incident Response Force participated in the four-hour drill. Both groups are specially trained to deal with large-scale incidents and set to deploy at any time in the Washington metro area.