Agencies practise terror response

By Hannah Knight  | 

A MOCK terrorism attack in Kangaroo Flat put emergency response agencies to the test yesterday.

Representatives from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority met at the Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre for the training exercise yesterday morning.

The training scenario simulated a real-life situation and was designed to measure emergency response co-ordination between the different emergency services.

The mock terrorism attack involved a public bus full of passengers and a cyanide-based package.

Bendigo students put their acting skills to the test, playing the part of chemical-affected passengers who spilled out of the bus.

Police cordoned off the area while CFA personnel in specialised suits and breathing apparatus checked the dead, dying and injured…

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