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Disaster Simulation at Penn Station for FDNY, USMC, and CERT Volunteers

NYC CERT volunteers provided the necessary realism for a simulated disaster in Penn Station, in New York City, on the evening of September 23, for a group of FDNY and USMC (U.S. Marine Corps) personnel. The scenario was a dirty bomb explosion on one of the trains, resulting in numerous casualties.

You done us proud!

A seven-alarm fire was raging at 283 Grand Street, a six-story building in Chinatown. Flames were shooting 20 to 30 feet in the air and more than 60 Fire Department vehicles were converging on the scene. It was not long before two adjoining buildings — 285 and 289 — were in flames.