OFFICERS OF the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) are undergoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) response exercises from July 24 to 27 with assistance from the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Aside from BFP, the mandated CBRN response agency, the activity also involves representatives from over 20 agencies that are involved in disaster response. The exercise started with a simulated CBRN incident within Metro Manila, followed by the establishment of an Incident Command Post. BFP responders attended to mock casualties on site and prepared them for initial treatment and transfer to the government-owned Philippine General Hospital. Medical staff then practiced treating the casualties and identifying the chemical agents involved by using the mass casualty decontamination equipment provided by DTRA. The exercise will also be held in Cebu on July 25 and in Davao on July 26. The Incident Command Post, located in Manila, will continue coordinating with government agencies and responders to ensure a quick and unified action.