Debra Bogsti and Nader Abu Rabei
More than 100 police fire EMS and school officials from Vernon and surrounding towns participated
More than 100 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel were at Rockville High School in Vernon Thursday morning, not for an emergency but to practice a drill.
The scenario they acted out was one that could be tragic for any community.
It was a simulated car crash into bleachers filled with people.
The victims wore makeup to simulate injuries and emergency response was massive.
In addition to police, fire and EMS personnel, the Lifestar medical helicopter also landed.
The drill is a regional disaster exercise that school officials from across the region are also attending.
The drill started at 10 a.m. and lasted about three hours.