Readiness Exercise, San Francisco 2008

The streets were closed in support of the exercise
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The streets were closed in support of the exercise


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The Medical Examiner's truck was present and parked
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The Medical Examiner's truck was present and parked


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The police chatted with a curious passerby
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The police chatted with a curious passerby


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Three firefighters waited patiently
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Three firefighters waited patiently


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FEMA was present at the exercise too
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FEMA was present at the exercise too


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Firetrucks began to flood Pine Street
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Firetrucks began to flood Pine Street


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An emergency wash-down began its slow assembly
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An emergency wash-down began its slow assembly


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The corner of Pine and Montgomery was exercise central
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The corner of Pine and Montgomery was exercise central


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Not a leak but a valve spraying the street
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Not a leak but a valve spraying the street


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A fire hose looped down Pine Street's hill
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A fire hose looped down Pine Street's hill


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Some were there to videotape the event
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Some were there to videotape the event


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A group of firemen conferred
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A group of firemen conferred


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The evaluator judged all that happened and didn't
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The evaluator judged all that happened and didn't


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The emergency wash-down continues to be assembled
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The emergency wash-down continues to be assembled


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A firetruck prepares to lay down a hose
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A firetruck prepares to lay down a hose


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A captain provides advice for assembly
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A captain provides advice for assembly


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The fireman in charge wore a smartly tilted helmet
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The fireman in charge wore a smartly tilted helmet


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Step-down valves for the emergency wash-downs
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Step-down valves for the emergency wash-downs


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Unfamiliar equipment was confusing at first
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Unfamiliar equipment was confusing at first


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More firefighters arrived on the scene
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More firefighters arrived on the scene


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One pumper was parked kitty-corner
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One pumper was parked kitty-corner


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Meanwhile the police unloaded boxes from a trailer
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Meanwhile the police unloaded boxes from a trailer


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Many gathered to wonder at and appreciate the event
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Many gathered to wonder at and appreciate the event


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Pine Street became full of parked equipment
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Pine Street became full of parked equipment


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Monitor on side of Fire Command Center shows all
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Monitor on side of Fire Command Center shows all


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Not all considered all decisions correct
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Not all considered all decisions correct


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The Medical Examiner arrived
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The Medical Examiner arrived


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A fake victim is cared for
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A fake victim is cared for


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The Decontamination Unit stood at the ready
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The Decontamination Unit stood at the ready


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A motorcycle policeman was there to ensure order
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A motorcycle policeman was there to ensure order


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The military began to arrive
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The military began to arrive


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An elevated camera watched over everything
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An elevated camera watched over everything


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