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January 25, 2008

Albany -- Dougherty County emergency workers continue an effort to build the community's emergency preparedness network.

Officials with the various Police organizations, the E-M-S, Firefighters, and other first responders are trying to improve their teamwork during a crisis. At Albany Technical College an Albany Police Bomb Technician showed how to handle bomb threats.

The College Police Forces say this training will save lives if a Virginia Tech tragedy ever happened here. Albany Tech Dean of Academic Affairs Emmett Griswold said they prepared for  "school shooters, bomb threats, chemical weapons that might be used on campus. Anything that may cause a massive disaster in the city of Albany."

Emmett Griswold said students won't come to Albany colleges if they don't believe they'll be safe on the campuses.

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