Urban Shield

Urban Shield training exercise in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Hosts Massive ‘Urban Shield’ Training Exercise

Emergency responders are staging a daylong training exercise involving a series of staged crises, from an “active shooting” event in Brookline to the rescue of elected officials held hostage at Boston City Hall.


Boston Police (WBZ-TV)

‘Urban Shield’ Drill To Test Boston’s Emergency Response

It’s going to look and feel like a series of real emergencies, but there’s nothing to worry about.


File. Hazmat training for Urban Shield in 2012 at Bowdoin T Station Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy: City of Boston OEM)

It’s Only A Drill: Simulated Emergencies In Boston Area

If you are out and about Saturday, you may see an unusually large presence of emergency personnel and vehicles.


Police carry out emergency scenarios as part of Urban Shield, May 21, 2011.

Boston Area Holds Large Terror Drills As Part Of Urban Shield Training Program

Several simulations took place in and around Boston as part of an innovative training program called Urban Shield. A grant from the Department of Homeland Security makes the elaborate setups possible.