National Guard and first responders hold dirty bomb drill in upstate NY
10 November 2011
In a unique training exercise, hundreds of New York National Guardsmen and local emergency personnel responded to a simulated dirty bomb explosion in downtown Kingston in upstate New York over the weekend.
With “bloody” bodies lying everywhere, members of the National Guard worked with first responders to decontaminate the area while treating the injured.
For Operation Checkmate, the backdrop of the exercise was a partially demolished hotel in an urban area adding realism and giving participants a rare learning experience. The New York National Guard holds at least two of these major response exercises each year, but rarely ever in an urban environment or with actually demolished buildings....
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