ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) First responders in Bernalillo County practiced how to respond to emergencies on the Rail Runner. The training exercise included how to properly respond to a chemical disbursement and an active shooter scenario.
Half a dozen departments took part in the exercise including the Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque Fire Rescue, the University of New Mexico Hospital, and the National Guard. It takes a whole year to prepare and stage the incidents.
“It’s really a hands on training, to get everybody familiar with, how they would handle the situation,” said Robert Gonzales.
The mock emergency exercise is held every two years.