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Regional fire, police and rescue personnel converge upon a simulated disaster for response
during Quake 2.0 The Aftershock regional all-hazards training exercises. Photo by Sheri Cornett

Originally published: 2013-05-01 11:52:31
Last modified: 2013-05-01 11:52:29

Quake 2.0 the Aftershock training exercise simulates emergency response

Sheri Cornett / Special to The AJT

An all-hazards regional training exercise event entitled Quake 2.0: The Aftershock took place in Spruce Pine on Saturday, April 27. 

Training exercises included multiple organizations and entities, including IMT positions, fire officials, hazardous materials, search and rescue teams, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing, EMS, public health, mass care, agriculture, law enforcement, communications and emergency management teams from Avery and surrounding counties, in addition to multiple state agencies. 

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