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Grady crews hone their skills

May 17, 2006
by Thomas Jones

Cairo -- A mock plane crash at a South Georgia airport tests the skills of first responders. Emergency support teams in Grady County were out in full force today honing their abilities to respond to an emergency.

Today's plane crash with injuries at the Cairo Airport was just a simulation, but it tested the reaction times and skill levels of emergency medical personnel, firefighters and police officers.

The teams will be evaluated on their response times and techniques. "It's to get our emergency support function to where they know what to do in a massive casualty or a mass accident," says Jim Ellis of the Grady County EMA.

The training is part of an on-going process to ensure a prompt to any emergency in the county.

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