BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Emergency responders were 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.
The 24-hour training exercise on Saturday, dubbed “Urban Shield,” is meant to simulate large-scale public safety incidents.READ MORE: State Treasury Releases Latest Unclaimed Property Listings, Including 49,000 New Properties
“It gives them the opportunity to think the unthinkable,” said WBZ-TV Security Analyst Ed Davis. “This realistic on the street type of incident driven training makes all of the difference in the world.”
The exercise included about 2,000 personnel from the region including police, firefighters, EMTs and hospital staff.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports