SAN ANTONIO – Working together to prepare for the worst was the primary goal of the joint training between federal and local law enforcement at the Alamodome on Tuesday.
The FBI San Antonio division conducted a joint training session with the San Antonio Police Department and the San Antonio Fire Department.
“It’s an essential part of what we do. It’s not just a joint operation, it’s the relationships that we have here in San Antonio with the San Antonio Police Department, all across this region with local and state law enforcement partners,” said FBI Special Agent Oliver Rich.
The exercises took place during the evening hours. They consisted of emergency personnel performing simulated responses to various scenarios.
Three helicopters went in, and the pilots navigated into small corners of the Alamodome, where they dropped off a handful of personnel each before taking off.
The training was contained to the Alamodome, and no participants had direct contact with the public, authorities said.
Have you seen or heard the helicopters flying around the Alamodome? The FBI, SAPD, & SAFD are having joint trainings for emergency response situations. We’ll have more at 10 @ksatnews pic.twitter.com/KwCNBoO1ld— John Paul Barajas (@KSATJohnPaul) March 22, 2023