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.
It’s going to look and feel like a series of real emergencies, but there’s nothing to worry about.
If you are out and about Saturday, you may see an unusually large presence of emergency personnel and vehicles.
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.