NY Police Stage Disaster Drill

It was an eerie morning for passersby who were near the World Trade Center site in New York today, as police officers and emergency medical responders staged the largest disaster drill since September 11. Nearly 800 police officers, firefighters, and volunteer “victims” wearing makeup simulating injuries were involved in the drill designed to test communication between responders. The volunteers boarded a New Jersey bound train whose power was cut off and response teams were told of a fake explosion and treated the “victims.” The chief of counter terrorism for the FDNY said, “We have a better system now. Things are very different today than on 9/11.”