CDP Exercise

The Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston hosts a final culminating exercise to simulate a response to a mass casualty incident, today.90 C-D-P students from across the state were presented a real-world scenario of what would happen if terrorists exploded a dirty bomb on a bus. Responders reacted to the complex all-hazards environment. Alabama E-M-A Director Art Faulkner says the exercise puts responders in uncomfortable situations which provide invaluable experience. Jefferson County Department of Health Supervisor Barbara Newman says she usually works within her division and oversees community projects. She says that today's event is going to make a difference in her preparation for disaster.C-D-P Superintendent Mike King says today's training gives students extreme operations experience.Most Integrated Capstone Event training courses include more than 200 students participating with more than 100 role playing survivors.


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