2008-11-21 / Top Stories

FDNY's Bio Drill A 'Shot In The Arm'


The New York City Fire Department held a Bio Drill at its Beach 64 Street firehouse last Friday afternoon to see how fast it could provide life-saving inoculations to emergency personnel in case of a nuclear or biological attack. Fire and EMS units from all over the Battalion 47 area came to the firehouse for the shots, which were simulated by using flu vaccine. Pictured, firefighters sign in prior to getting their shots. The New York City Fire Department held a Bio Drill at its Beach 64 Street firehouse last Friday afternoon to see how fast it could provide life-saving inoculations to emergency personnel in case of a nuclear or biological attack. Fire and EMS units from all over the Battalion 47 area came to the firehouse for the shots, which were simulated by using flu vaccine. Pictured, firefighters sign in prior to getting their shots. Medical staff was on hand to give flu shots to those who wanted them and to simulate giving vaccine to those who didn't or who had already received their flu shots. Medical staff was on hand to give flu shots to those who wanted them and to simulate giving vaccine to those who didn't or who had already received their flu shots. Fire and ambulance apparatus lined Edgemere Avenue as units responded to the drill and then returned to service. Fire and ambulance apparatus lined Edgemere Avenue as units responded to the drill and then returned to service. The FDNY Major Emergency Response Unit was on hand to lend some authenticity to the drill. The FDNY Major Emergency Response Unit was on hand to lend some authenticity to the drill.

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