DENVER (CBS4)– First responders in the Denver metro area teamed up with RTD for an active shooter drill.

Police, paramedics and firefighters joined the emergency drill on Thursday. There was a practice hostage situation at the light rail station located at 41st and Fox Street.

First responders teamed up with RTD for an emergency drill on Thursday (credit: CBS)

First responders teamed up with RTD for an emergency drill on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Crews worked to improve coordinating efforts to protect commuters during a similar crisis.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“We’ve got people playing victims, they’ve got makeup all ready to go. There are a lot of tweets and news calls coming, so it’s very real,” said RTD spokesman Nate Currey.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

About 200 first responders from around the Denver metro area participated in the drill.

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