Mass Casualty Drill Downtown

It is only a drill.

Emergency vehicles headed to The Banks today but it was nothing to be worried about. The Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Association and the Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency staging a large scale mass casualty incident exercise near Great American Ballpark. They simulated a truck running into a crowd of people outside the ballpark which was followed by a release of a dangerous chemical.

Organizers say the drill was "designed to help first responders and hospitals practice crucial skills to keep the Southwest Ohio region prepared and safe in the event of an emergency or disaster."

Cincy fire assessing injuries in mock disaster drill
Red Cross helping victims in disaster drill

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