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Firefighters train for terrorist attacks

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Eagle River fire officials recently completed training with the Department of Homeland Security to respond to and recover from terrorist attacks.

Battalion Chief Kevin Rindy, lieutenants Joshua Nagle and George Wilson, and engineers Svein Myran and Ryan Riggins of the Eagle River Fire Protection District did training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. The federally-funded center trains emergency workers from across the country.

“The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and other hazardous materials,” Rindy said.

Responders are specially selected from the nation’s 11 million emergency workers, Rindy said. The center is also a “weapons of mass destruction” training facility so Eagle River fire officials gained skills to deal with those kinds of disasters.

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