Training for the unthinkable: Terror drill

Image: Murcia Town Hall

IN a bid to prepare for potential terrorist attacks like the tragic events of 11M in Madrid, Murcia conducted a comprehensive simulation at the San Ginés Firefighter School. The exercise, involving over 120 participants, spanned four intense hours.

Crisis Simulation in Murcia

Emergency services were thrust into action in the middle of a simulated scenario of chaos and destruction. The enactment featured people, wearing oxygen masks, lying on stretchers, mirroring scenes of a terrorist attack.

11M Anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the devastating 11M attacks in Madrid, prompting authorities to ensure preparedness through such drills.

Murcia’s Readiness Test: Crisis Simulation

The simulation began with a staged train explosion followed by a secondary blast in a garage, simulating a chemical threat with multiple casualties.

The simulation aimed to refine coordination among emergency responders, ultimately enhancing the quality and efficiency of service delivery in the face of such incidents.

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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!