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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Public safety workers from across Southwest Georgia met in Albany Wednesday to learn how to plan for and manage a large-scale disaster situation.

It's part of the National Incident Management System, known as NIMS, incident command system.

Public safety workers from Albany police, and fire, Dougherty County first responders, other law enforcement agencies and employees at the Marine Base attended. The training gives them a working knowledge of their role during a crisis, especially when working a full-scale disaster with multiple agencies involved.

Lt. Caleb Eames, from MCLB Albany said, "Really coming together to make sure we're on the same sheet of music, so when something bad happens, an emergency happens, we can all operate using the same terminology, and the same kind of background."

The class was led by instructors provided by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness.

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