Preview: EMA search and rescue exercise

(WIAT-CBS42 Kaitlin McCulley)

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369247375&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4067889&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369247375 type=script]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County EMA is hosting several agencies for a combined disaster preparedness exercise.

Tuesday, law enforcement teams practiced detecting bombs and testing for dangerous chemicals.

And on Wednesday, it was all about search and rescue. Which includes being able to coordinate tasks between several different agencies.

Kaitlin McCulley will have a special report on the exercise tonight, and how it relates to the rescue efforts in Oklahoma tonight, on CBS42 News at 5 and 6.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s