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Homeland Security Training Center for Disaster Preparedness holds training

Emergency Management Alert, June 30, 2009

Hospital and public health emergency responders recently underwent training at the Homeland Security Training Center for Disaster Preparedness in Anniston, AL, reports Vindy.com. The training took three days and focused on a chemical spill exercise that used 200-pound mannequins as the victims.

The training session was paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency—the only costs were salaries of employees.

In the exercise, trainees not only had to help victims, but deal with the media and distraught family members, played by actors.

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