san francisco holds chemical terror drill

from kgo: Police and firefighters are testing the city’s response time in a theoretical weapons attack. Several blocks in San Francisco’s financial district were closed down for the day.

The fire department was calling this a real public-private partnership as they got the owners of the downtown building at 555 California Street to allow them to let it fall victim to a mock emergency. The scene was the aftermath of a chemical attack in a downtown high rise – luckily this was only a drill.

“Each time we do this the better off all of us are,” said San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

About 500 emergency responders from San Francisco, surrounding cities, the FBI and the Army are participating in this mock release of weapons of mass destruction.

There was also drama at 1 Post Street. A mock shooter went on a rampage where another unidentified chemical had been released.

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