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Terror drill deemed success

Agencies report improvement in communication, coordination. Last April, local agencies testing their response to a simulated bioterror attack in downtown Springfield pinpointed two areas of improvement: communication and coordination. This week, Greene County’s first responders — police officers, firefighters, medical personnel and emergency management officials — proved that they have learned a lot, said Candy Adams, area coordinator for the State Emergency Management Agency. “Everything has improved since the last training exercise,” said Adams, who oversees 18 counties in southwest Missouri. “Everybody’s been through the training and it worked. It worked the way it was supposed to. That was good to see.” Full Story

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