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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

County completes successful Hazmat exercise


December 11, 2018

Marcus Huff

Washakie County first responders arrive to a full-scale Hazmat exercise held outside Worland on Saturday to test response times for local first responders.

WORLAND – Local agencies and infrastructure organizations completed a county-wide full-scale exercise last Saturday, to enact a hazardous materials event. The event was a success, with 18 local emergency management and business interests participating.

The Saturday exercise, paid for by a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant, took place north of Worland from 9 a.m. until noon, in the vicinity of the town sewer lagoon property. In the planning stages for nine months through the Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC), the exercise tested local first responders in the...

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