Disaster drill a learning experience
by Jake Lowary -- jlowary@cadizrecord.com
Aug 31, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Children are tended to after a mock disaster last week.
Children are tended to after a mock disaster last week.
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A training drill for the emergency personnel of the county did not go quite as planned last week.

It was expected to go smoothly, with little errors, however some errors seemed to glare over the training exercise.

“This is all set up to test these guys,” Trigg county Health Department official Doug Stevenson said.

The first of two staged incidents was located in the lot at the corner of Glenwood Mill Road and Old Hopkinsville Road.

Set up was a school bus full of children that had crashed head on with a pick-up hauling a tank of anhydrous ammonia.

The driver of the pickup was apparently killed as a result of the crash. Officers and other emergency personnel were attempting to rescue some 15 students off of the bus while others were trying to assist in putting out a fire and maintaining a safety perimeter.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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