The BSP head office conducted a multi-disaster preparedness drill at 8:30 this morning. This is a regular exercise done by the Bank to prepare its personnel for any emergencies.
Included in this drill was a simulated explosion, smoke emissions from the buildings, quick evacuation of occupants to safer grounds and mock rescue of casualties. A firetruck and Philippine Air Force helicopter with paramedics were used to make the exercise as realistic as possible.
Similar exercises will be conducted in the BSP Security Plant Complex in Quezon City and in the regional offices.