Urban Shield is a series of comprehensive, full-scale preparedness exercises to test the capabilities of SWAT, USAR, EMS, explosive ordinance disposal, field hospitals and other supporting agencies. During the Sept. 10-12, 2016 48-hour operational period, teams rotated through a series of exercises in and around Oakland which are planned and coordinated by the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative.
Urban Shield was an immersive, high-fidelity and full-scale training exercise for individuals and teams. For me it brought MCI response challenges to life. Read my top takeaways from Urban Shield:
— Greg Friese, MS, NRP (@gfriese) September 11, 2016