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College hosts tornado drill for first responders

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U.S. Army Reserve members use ropes and pulleys to pull an overturned car away from tornado victims during a first responders training exercise Nov. 12 at NW Campus’ Fire Service Training Center. The training exercises were designed to find any weak points in each group’s aftermath protocol and procedure. Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

By Jamil Oakford

NW Campus hosted a tornado simulation for emergency personnel in the area Nov. 12. 

Many of the first responders used the training as a way to evaluate and reassess their existing plans when tornadoes hit. The training included volunteers who portrayed victims.

A lot of the simulations dealt with the aftermath of tornadoes and how to search through debris left behind.

In NW’s Fire Service Training Center, the simulated city contained streets, residential homes, an apartment complex and high-rises.

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