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Volunteers Still Needed for Thursday’s Mock Disaster

Volunteers are still needed to help with a full-scale disaster exercise that will be held on the Michigan Tech campus Thursday afternoon.

The disaster will simulate a traffic crash involving a gas truck, and will involve dozens of local law enforcement and first response agencies, along with UP Health System and Aspirus Keweenaw.

MTU EMS Director Jon Stone says they put these simulations together every three years…

Practice and review helps make sure responders are ready for real disasters, such as the Father’s Day Flood last June.

About 100 people are needed to fill the roles of victims, family members, evacuees and support personnel. Volunteers will report between 2:00 and 4:00, and most will be done by 7:00 that evening.

If you can help, sign up here by close of business tomorrow (Tuesday). Organizers will respond and discuss ways in which you can assist.

Todd VanDyke interviewed Jon Stone on the KBear 102.3 Morning Coffee Program this morning. Hear the entire interview here.

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