View Full Version : BATF&E Held TOPOFF 4 Exercise Oct. 1519, 2007

10-26-2007, 8:17 PM
Lots of pics of BATF blowing up cars and other things.

Did anyone know about this ?


What is TOPOFF 4?

Taking place from Oct. 15–19, 2007, the Top Officials 4 Full-Scale Exercise involved thousands of federal, state, territorial and local officials. They engaged in various activities as part of a robust, full-scale simulated response to a multifaceted threat. The exercise addressed policy and strategic issues that mobilize prevention and response systems, require participants to make difficult decisions, carry out essential functions, and challenge their ability to maintain a common operating picture during an incident of national significance. As in a real-world response, agencies and organizations deployed staff into the field and faced realistic incident-specific challenges, including the allocation of limited response resources and exercise actions needed to effectively manage conditions as they emerged. Planning and preparation for the exercise also helped strengthen working relationships between departments and agencies that are critical to successful prevention and response in real emergencies. The primary exercises were held in Portland and Guam, and a tabletop excercise was conducted in Phoenix.


Yakima - TOPOFF 4 Bomb Scene Preparation

ATF agents and explosives enforcement officers detonated 800 pounds of TNT at the Yakima, Wa. Training Center to create the disaster scene in Portland, Ore., for TOPOFF 4, a national multi-agency training exercise.

ATF forensic mappers plot the location of evidence at the Yakima post blast scene. The vehicles and evidence were transported from Yakima to Portland and laid out to reconstruct the blast scene.