TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--As Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade approaches, Taipei City Government announced that an anti-terrorism drill will take place at 2:30 p.m. on March 30 in the area surrounding Taipei Stadium, where opening and closing ceremonies for the international sports events usually take place.
The exercise, which is to simulate a terrorist attack during Taipei Universiade, will see a number of unprecedented undertakings, including mobilization of military police special services company and Black Hawk helicopters; live broadcast of the drill; recruitment of 2,000 individuals as spectators of the simulated opening ceremony who will also be participating in evacuation operations; and a scene where thousands of injured people require immediate care, urgent referral, and emergency medical response.
Scenarios of the drill involve human-induced hazards and response effort, such as bomb attacks at the stadium, hostage rescue operations, chemical weapons countermeasures, anti-hijacking exercise against air or ground assaults, fires caused by explosives, crowds fleeing in panic that sparks stampedes, activation of large scale rescue mechanism, and others.
Taipei will coordinate resources from the city government’s disaster prevention agencies, Universiade staff, the military, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Keelung City, and the private sector. Live streaming of the exercise is available at Taipei City Disaster Prevention Info Website: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZxQP60hF0)(Chinese).