They held a simulated terrorist attack in Beaufort today. More than 300 first responders throughout the state, including law enforcement, firefighters, and special task forces, tested their abilities. In this drill, they raided the old National Guard armory where suspected terrorists were manufacturing bombs. A decontamination area was set up to prevent the spread of any harmful chemicals.
"Homeland security is one of the most important things to all of the public safety officers here," said Chief Wendell Wilburn of the Beaufort FD. "We want to make sure we know what we need to be prepared for and that we can protect our citizens."
Beaufort County received a $7,000 grant to conduct today's drill.