Marines, Navy, soldiers, police, and firefighters prepare for zombie invasion
n the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of the team are bitten by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment. "No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do," Barker said. "If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, `Freeze, get your hands in the air!' What's the zombie going to do? He's going to moan at you. If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he's not going to react to you."
Organizers can also avoid the pitfalls of using a mock enemy who could be identified by nationality, race or culture -- something that could potentially be seen as offensive. "I can think of a couple of countries where the local leaders are somewhat zombie-like," he joked. "But nobody is going to take this personally."