Emergency responders in Mercer County, Ohio used a mock school bus crash for training.
Updated: Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010, 10:36 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010, 10:36 PM EDT
MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) - A mock crash involving a school bus and a tanker truck provided training for emergency responders in Mercer County, Ohio.
It was all part of a disaster drill designed to give first responders practice in dealing with these types of situations.
The Mercer County Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross, and local fire departments all took part in the rescue training. Not only does it help them prepare for crises, but also teaches them how to work with each other effectively.
"The better prepared we are, the more likely we'll be able to help those that have been affected in the event of a true episode like this," said Deb Hemmelgarn with the Red Cross.
Wednesday night's event was also a community education tool for school bus drivers.
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