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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Top officials from Albany and Dougherty County government and law enforcement agencies

got some good emergency training.

About 50 people took part in an exercise on how to handle a disaster involving a school bus and a chemical spill.

GEMA, public health workers, even the mayor and a city commissioner took part in the training..which is the first of its kind for this group.

Dougherty County EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught said "You can't execute a plan if you don't practice that plan. It's just like watching a football game. you can look at the x's and o's, but if you don't practice that before you go out on the field. You won't execute it well, and that's what we're doing."

Emergency management officials say they hold practice sessions like this a number of times each year, to be ready in case of the worst.

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