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Authorities must respond to the first event and then the subsequent explosions. The commanders will test their skills in dealing with the mock contamination first and keeping the first responders safe during the subsequent ones, as well as helping "victims."
Miami Police Department public information Officer Delrish Moss called the exercises very necessary.
"It's good, because the better you train, the more you're prepared when the real situation occurs," Moss said. "How you train is very important, because you revert to that training when the heat is on."
About 300 volunteers are helping out during the drill. The FBI and Homeland Security officials are observing to see how the local agencies deal with the mock disasters.
The Pasadena Public Health Department will conduct an emergency drill Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pasadena City College�s East Campus, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., said a spokesperson in a news statement.
A component of the department's Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, the drill will assess the city of Pasadena's response to a pandemic flu scenario and the need to conduct mass vaccinations or medication to the local community, said Joy Guihama, a spokesperson for the City of Pasadena.
Huntington Hospital and Pasadena Unified School District will conduct related exercises on Tuesday that will assess their abilities to respond to this type of emergency, Guihama said.
"This exercise, which is part of preparedness training for our public health works and other city partners, enhances our readiness to respond quickly and effectively to public health emergencies, whether manmade or nature,"....
Around 2,000 personnel, mainly from the U.S. but also from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, will join Georgian troops in the exercises planned by the U.S. Armed Forces European Command.
The Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team presented several static displays of future Army technology and provided a live demonstration of the Land Warrior system and key corresponding equipment: Urban Unattended Ground Sensors, Small Unmanned Ground