NATO is holding a massive medical exercise in Romania, with more than 2,500 medical personnel involved in responding to a simulated attack on the subway system of Bucharest, the Romanian capital.

Dubbed Vigorous Warrior 2019, Friday’s training session also included members of Romania’s emergency services in the staged evacuation of 200 people injured in two supposed explosions in a downtown subway station.

Volunteers wore make-up depicting wounds and screamed as if in pain.

A volunteer posing as a victim screams during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A volunteer posing as a victim screams during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Col. Laszlo Fazekas, Director of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine, said the event is “NATO’s biggest military-medical exercise so far … and the experiences we gather during the exercise will inform NATO’s medical realm for years to come.”

Emergency workers enter a subway station during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers enter a subway station during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers carry a volunteer posing as a victim during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers carry a volunteer posing as a victim during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers evacuate volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers evacuate volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers attend to volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers attend to volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
An emergency worker pauses during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
An emergency worker pauses during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A volunteer posing as a victim grimaces while being evacuated from a subway station by emergency personnel during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A volunteer posing as a victim grimaces while being evacuated from a subway station by emergency personnel during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers attend to volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers attend to volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Hungarian emergency workers prepare to take part in a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Hungarian emergency workers prepare to take part in a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers attend to volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Emergency workers attend to volunteers posing as victims during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, early Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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