The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year.
The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack.
The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire, on Tuesday tested the multi-agency approach to responding to an attack involving hazardous materials. It was designed to ensure the right plans are in place to respond quickly and effectively.
The UK has the capability to respond to a range of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents. This week’s exercise simulated a chemical incident.