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Emergency crews train for disasters of a grand scale on the GCC campus

Emergency responders in neon-green protective suits patrolled the campus of Gloucester County College on Saturday, testing chemicals and diagramming the layout of buildings. Fortunately for the dozens of students and faculty attending weekend classes here, it was only a drill. The exercise was part of a different kind of class offered by the Gloucester County Emergency Response Center and Underwood-Memorial Hospital EMS Academy. During the course of three days, 25 men and women from local police, fire and emergency medical services trained for a disaster involving weapons of mass destruction. “We live in a different world than we did a few years ago,” said Nelson Wiest, lead instructor for the EMS academy. “And training is what our business is all about.” Full Story

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