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Students learn from disaster drill

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A disaster drill at Albany High school gave students in the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Class a chance to put what they've learned to the test.

The drill scenario was a Home-Ec classroom explosion that injured 15 students.

The Community Emergency Response team of students had to assess their classmates for injuries and attend to their wounds. Instructors say the experience was invaluable. 

"They are trained through the FEMA and CERT programs to be prepared," said Emergency Medical Instructor Melinda Suber.  "They're also involved with the first responders, which we just found out they now certified first responders so they're going to be working doing practical skills of what they've learned this year."

Students from Albany Technical College's Paramedics Program evaluated the student's response, and Law officers and firefighters helped with the drill to make it as realistic as possible.

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