Since the attack on America, our nation has a new awareness of the threat of terrorism. That's why Parris Island held an antiterrorism drill today. It's a simulated terrorist attack to help prepare paramedics, police, and firefighters. As part of the drill, they rescued and treated 20 recruits. Planners hope today's exercise will help prepare emergency workers in the case of a real attack.
"Primarily here at the depot, the intent is to exercise all elements we have in house here at the depot to include our environmental and safety departments, fire departments, crash fire and rescue departments, and also triage that's here locally with our branch medical clinic," said operations officer Maj. Wade Williams.
Several emergency agencies took part in today's drill.