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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:55

'As Real as Possible': Emergency Preparedness Exercise Hones Rescue Skills

(TNS) — “I don't know where my husband is! Where is he?" screamed Kay Kay McDermott, blood streaming down her face from a large laceration as emergency responders helped her from the wreckage of a train at the Lamy train station one morning last week. Meanwhile, her husband, Stacy McDermott, gritted his teeth against the pain of a fractured leg; some of the bone had forced its way through the skin.

Fortunately, the injuries of the Edgewood couple were nothing more than special-effects makeup and the "wreckage" was actually a fully functional and intact Rail Runner Express car.

The pair were among around 100 actors that assisted with an emergency preparedness exercise involving the New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Louisiana National Guards and local, state and federal agencies in Lamy on Tuesday.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/training/As-Real-as-Possible-Emergency-Preparedness-Exercise-Hones-Rescue-Skills.html