Newark emergency drill trains responders for hurricane, terrorist attack

City, state and federal crews acted out an emergency situation in Newark today to prepare for a potential disaster. The fake scenario laid out for

The goal of the drill is to bring many different agencies together.

The goal of the drill is to bring many different agencies together. (4/6/13)

NEWARK - City, state and federal crews acted out an emergency situation in Newark today to prepare for a potential disaster.

The fake scenario laid out for the emergency responders involved a water treatment facility that was damaged by a hurricane, and a group of terrorists who used it as an opportunity to pursue an attack.

The response team in the hypothetical tragedy was met with several obstacles during the event, and was required to work in tandem in order to solve the issues.

The goal of the drill was to bring many different agencies together, including those on the national level, so they would know how to operate if any such a disaster occurs.

Newark Fire Chief Art Mauriello says the lessons learned during the event can only be learned by being thrown into a realistic training scenario.

The FBI, National Guard and various emergency police units participated in the training. There were also firefighters from several departments.

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