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The city's fire department teamed up with Marines Thursday morning to respond to simultaneous mock suicide bomber and poison gas attacks.
An FDNY team raced around the mangled shell of an MTA bus, herding wounded "victims" to a triage area as real fire burned in the street.
Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said the point of the drill was for firefighters and Marines to share expertise and to learn to work more closely together.
Earlier in the week, firefighters worked with West Point cadets responding to the aftermath of a simulated earthquake.
"When they finish this, they'll be tired, worn out, just like they were working a real-life incident," Cassano said. "If there's another event in the city, we'll be prepared."
The Marines were part of the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, an elite unit stationed in Indian Head, MD.