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May 10, 2006

Albany - First Responders in Dougherty County are learning how to keep you safe from hazardous materials. Through a grant from Louisiana State University, firefighters and police officers are training on what to do at a scene where hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction are present.

During the second day of training, emergency workers learned how to collect chemical samples safely, test them, or send them off for evaluation.

"[We] learn to better prepare to support our community and respond to any type of hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction," says EMA Director Jim Vaught.

He says the first responders will also be able to assist other counties in the event of a chemical spill or other hazardous situation.

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