Practice makes perfect, and that is no doubt what multiple Massachusetts Safety agencies were aiming for during a large-scale multi-hazard drill last week.

Multiple agencies took part in the drill...

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services posted on its Facebook page today that they, along with several other agencies, took part in a full-scale hazard exercise at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. Among other agencies that participated in the practice drill, were the Massachusetts State Police, The Massachusetts Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians, UMass Memorial Life Flight, both the Paxton Police and Paxton Fire Departments, and the Worcester Fire Department. Several others took part as well, including a number of individuals.

 

attachment-safety vehicles
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
loading...

(Above: The Massachusetts Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians' vehicle at the scene of the simulated attack.)

 

Get our free mobile app

 

The drill, which was facilitated by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Disaster Medicine Fellowship, brought together a multitude of local, state, and regional public safety resources. The situation was a simulated attack on civilians. 

 

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
loading...

(Above: drill participants that were pretending to be victims of a hazardous materials attack)

 

Many vehicles, including airborne ones, participated in the event...

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
loading...

(Above: UMass Memorial Life Flight helicopter at the scene.)

 

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
loading...

(Above: a drone provides some overhead views of the simulated attack scene.)

 

A few more photos from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Facebook page:

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
loading...

 

attachment-drill1
attachment-drill1Massachusetts Department of Fire Services 
loading...
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
loading...

 

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that don't exist anymore

The iconic (and at times silly) toys, technologies, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either by advances in technology or breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.

 

LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

 

LOOK: The most famous actress born the same year as you

Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.