Mock Terror Attack at Nats Park

Simulated attack offered insight into how first-responders would react

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    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.