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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Emergency management team hosts tabletop drill

 

June 27, 2019

Mike Heston

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston describes an emergency scenario during the tabletop exercise Monday at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds.

About 40 representatives from several counties came together for an emergency management exercise Monday morning at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds.

Hannah Kimball, Pullman Regional Hospital representative, said multiple counties and entities were able to attend the exercise including participants from Asotin, Columbia, Whitman and Garfield counties.

They were presented with a given scenario that included a fully-loaded chemical semi-truck colliding with a school bus on the Central Ferry bridge. The scenario had several injuries and product from the truck leaking into the Snake River.

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