Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Terrorism drill at Calit2

I spent most of this morning at work up on the roof of my building watching a terrorism drill being conducted nextdoor in the Calit2 building. They blew up a fake bomb in the alley and then had EMTs, the fire dept, the police, and the swat team come in to take care of the victims and apprehend the terrorists. Several of my coworkers volunteered to be victims along with about a hundred other people. They were told to fake injuries, were herded around by the rescuers, or were held hostage by the evil terrorists. The highlight of the drill was watching the helicopters drop off the swat team so they could rescue the hostages (requires RealPlayer). We were standing right next to the filmcrew that shot this footage.