Emergency workers in Glasgow simulate chemical attack

Emergency workers in Glasgow, Scotland, took part in a simulated chemical attack at the Shields Road underground station as part of a major incident exercise.

Exercise Sub Culture, a simulated chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear attack, was organized by Strathclyde Emergencies Co-ordination Group. The group is responsible for responding to major incidents such as the one simulated, Daily Record reports.

During the exercise, emergency workers wore chemical suits and rescued simulated casualties who were hosed down and treated for simulated injuries. Staff from the police, ambulance and fire departments, in addition to officials from the health board, council and transport authority, all took part in the exercise. Exercise Sub Culture lasted from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

"With the Olympics, Paralympics and the Commonwealth Games firmly on our horizon, this is the ideal opportunity to demonstrate our commitment and readiness to deal with such an eventuality," Stephen House, the chairman of the SECG, said, according to the Daily Record.

The 2012 Olympics in London will hold some of its football matches at Hampden Park in Glasgow, which is Scotland's national stadium. The 20th Commonwealth Games will occur in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3, 2014. It will feature 17 sports over 11 days of competition.