Mock disaster drills for EMA help

first responders hone their skills

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[June 16, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Thursday as emergency service agencies gathered in Lincoln to practice dealing with a series of terrorist-like incidents in the area, it took a lot of people on the scene to make the scenarios look and feel real.

Members of the Jefferson Street Christian Church as well as some of the Lincoln Rural Fire Young Explorers volunteered to be the victims in the mock disasters.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Volunteers from the Jefferson Street Church wait for instructions before the drills begin.

There were also LRFPD Young Explorers volunteering to be victims.



Special effects make the scenarios look real.

Several members of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency were on hand to participate, observe and help out.


A young victim appears to be getting ill from the anhydrous gas in the air.

First responders arrive and direct the victims on where to go.



The goal is to get all the children as far away from the anhydrous gas as possible.

Spraying the tank helps dissipate the gas and cools the tank, lowering the pressure inside and slowing the gas flow.


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