While watching Deep Impact, I was reminded yet again of the familiar cry hear at military and emergency facilities in Movies and TV shows when something big was happening.
I have never worked in the military or crisis centers so I was wondering:
1. Do they ever really say this?
2. If so, Why? Is it normal to slack off during drills? (If so, why bother with drills if they don't work?)
3. Have you ever had a totally cool experience? (I have been in major Earthquakes, but not in the epicenter during one)
I would think that it would be really cool to be at NORAD when the klaxons went off and they announced "We are closing the mountain!" or in the midwest when they scramble the B-52's (the bombers, not the musical group)
It would also be cool to see a 3,000 foot tidal wave like in Deep Impact, but I would probably be dead before the memory could be imprinted on my brain