Disaster practice begins in Columbia County

Disaster practice

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Emergency responders are in Columbia County this week for training programs designed to improve responses to transportation disasters involving hazardous materials.

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A team from Athens-Clarke County Fire Rescue works on top of a railroad car during a training exercise focusing on the transportation of hazardous materials. The exercises will continue today.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
A team from Athens-Clarke County Fire Rescue works on top of a railroad car during a training exercise focusing on the transportation of hazardous materials. The exercises will continue today.

The three-day event is part of a national training tour presented by TRANSCAER, which stands for Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response. The training continues today and Wednesday.

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