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Accident scenes set up for full scale disaster exercise

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Van Zandt County, TX (KLTV) - Van Zandt County and the City of Canton are preparing for a 72-hour full-scale disaster drill.

Accident scenes, including wrecked busses and cars, are set up for the drill, which starts at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The accident scenarios are created to test emergency responders and hospital emergency action plans in East Texas.  People acting as mass casualty patients will actually be transported to hospitals either by ground or air.

The exercise will include responders from the East Texas Council of Governments region as well as Emergency Medical Service Partners out of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The different scenarios tested includes:

Active shooter (involving explosives and chemical/biological) Scenario on the First Monday Grounds (Tuesday Morning 11/06/12)

Mass Casualty Scenario on the First Monday Grounds (tornado scenario)  (Wednesday Morning 11/07)

Active Shooter (involving explosives and chemical/biological) Scenario at the Van Zandt County Courthouse  (Thursday Evening 11/08)

Heavy Lifting and Extrication (all three days)

Hazardous Material Incident in Grand Saline  (Tuesday Evening 11/06)

Wide Area Wooded Search (all three days)

Impending Dam Breach on Lake Tawakoni (Wednesday and Thursday)

Residential Search (Hide Away Lake, Smith County)

High Angle/Below Grade Rescue (Lindale, Smith County)

Collapsed Structure Scenario (Lindale, Smith County)

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