First responders hold terrorism readiness workshop in Beaufort County


First responders in Beaufort County are working together to be ready in the event of a terror attack.

On Wednesday, the many fire departments across the county joined forces with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in a terrorism readiness workshop.

They ran several suspected terrorism scenarios and drills, including simulating a chlorine leak with the Hazmat team and active shooter and hostage situations for SWAT and bomb squad teams.

“This is an exercise to get familiar with one another as agencies, to work together in the event there is a major incident, a terrorist incident. We need to be prepared. And that’s what we’re doing out here. What again, it creates familiarity among the agencies and a cooperative effort,” said Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Captain Bob Bromage.

These joint terrorism readiness workshops are held every year. Responders say the most important factor is making sure all the agencies are on the same page and ready to work together no matter where an emergency situation may arise within the county.

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