Public Safety

VIDEO: Region Holds Largest-Ever Terrorism Drill

First responders and officials from more than 40 agencies are practicing their response to a complex, coordinated terrorist attack in San Diego.

The Coastal Warrior exercise is taking place over two days at multiple locations throughout the region. It is the largest full-scale exercise ever conducted in San Diego County.

Today’s drills focused on decontaminating victims of a dirty bomb, active shooter scenarios and hostage situations. The exercise is designed to strengthen the region’s first responder partnerships.

Residents are urged to prepare for disasters and terrorism by visiting To report suspicious activity, contact the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center or call 9-1-1 if the threat is imminent.

Click here to view the “Eight Signs of Terrorism” video.

James Kecskes is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.