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Realism is key in Hubbard disaster drill

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HUBBARD, Ohio - First responders in Hubbard may have a better idea now of how well they are prepared to handle disasters such as tornadoes.

The drill Wednesday morning was conducted by the Eagle Joint Fire District and Hubbard Public Schools, the first in-depth tornado drill of its kind in the county. It included simulated emergency patients who were taken to three area medical facilities. 

The drill began at 8:45 a.m. with a test tornado siren and lasted two hours behind Hubbard High School, before the simulated victims were accounted for and rescued from the scene. 

The hands-on practice for firefighters and first responders was treated as if the incident was really happening.

"If we don't work together, then when the bad disaster happens, then everybody's arguing with each other and communication breaks down," Mike Kerr says, member of the Joint Eagle Fire District.

Search and rescue dogs were able to find two pretend victims inside the school. Now that the drill is over, Kerr says triage response and radio communications need streamlining.

 

 

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