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First responders get a trial run at a dangerous situation

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

November 13, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - First responders get a trial run at a dangerous situation. Thursday morning, Procter and Gamble simulated a chemical spill in the utilities department.

It's part of annual hazardous training conducted at the plant. Dougherty County EMS, police and the Albany Fire department hazmat units responded.  It was good training for P&G employees and first responders.

Jessie Edgar said, "It's extremely important. It helps us to be able to work with our local emergency agencies. It also helps plant personnel to acquire the appropriate skills to be able to respond to emergencies such as this."

P&G conducts 40 hours of hazardous emergency response training each year. In addition to the drill, they conduct class work and other hands on activities.

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