First responders say Albany could be attack target - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

First responders say Albany could be attack target

October 30, 2007

Albany -- Emergency workers meet for a joint preparedness exercise. Law enforcement officers say the importance of the Marine Corps Logistics Base could make Dougherty County a target for attack.

First responders say the Marine Corps depot and logistics headquarters could be targeted for a terror attack, and that is why they must make sure their emergency plans are ready in case of one.

 The Joint Preparedness Session brought together law enforcement, emergency management, fire and paramedics, and health department from the county, as well federal prosecutors.

All meet once a month to organize an emergency plan for events from floods to terror attacks. Assistant Chief District Attorney Greg Edwards said "Albany is a place where there is potential for a mass incident of the nature we have been contemplating, and we want to be prepared for it."

These joint preparedness meetings want to make sure all first responders know what to do in case of a large scale emergency, and are ready to work together.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=jointpreparedness