Mock Terror Attack at Nats Park

Simulated attack offered insight into how first-responders would react

By Monique Hayes
|  Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011  |  Updated 9:07 PM EDT
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Mock Terror Attack at Nats Park

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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. 

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