Hey there all, what a day. We had a drill at my squads local High School today.8 Grown adults attacked by setting off explosive devices and then going on a shooting spree, they then took hostages. From EMS side things were a tad bit crazy, but makes you think alot. I would hate to be a victom who go shot, waiting around before help can get to you. We had many agencies at the drill from BLS, ALS, Swat, Hostage Negotiaters, Fire, and local Office of Emergency Management. And of course all the uniformed officers available. I sure know that a four hour drill, at least in real life would have lasted a whole lot longer. One thing is there are many things that happen on a sunday drill, that would not be as easy during the real thing. Example, 60 students volunteered as well as some teachers. Of course during normal school hours there would be about 2000 people on the school campus. We also would not have the use of all the parking lots for staging, as they would be filled with students and staff cars. News Media would be swarming the area. I also think in real life we would be staged much further away than we were. But hey thats what drills are for, practice and learn how to work together.