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Disaster Drill Keeps Region 8's Emergency Responders On Their Toes

Since September 11th, the treat of terrorist attacks has become very real, even here in Region 8. Some say that being prepared is the key to survival…and 13 counties in Northeast Arkansas agree. Wednesday’s mock disaster drill looked like a scene from a movie: Bodies on the ground, men in white space suits, and emergency personnel saving lives. Gary McCracken, a Registered Nurse at St. Bernards Medical Center said, “With terrorism on the rise as it is, and the concerns all over the country, it’s important that we know how to handle that.” Fortunately, it’s just a drill. Full Story

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