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Idaho Army National Guard train at disaster simulation

Idaho Army National Guard train at disaster simulation



this disaster simulation at the orchard combat training center south of Boise is designed to test the Idaho National Guard's response to an emergency we rely very heavily upon our out-of-state brothers and sisters the Idaho Office of Emergency Management and the Montana Utah and Washington National Guard's as well as other agencies are also here so that if something is as catastrophic as an earthquake of this magnitude they'd be able to just go home from work collect their gear and get on the road and come down and actually do this Russell Johnson is the commander of Joint Task Force Idaho for this exercise he says this scenario mimics an earthquake and it's aftermath fires floods and other catastrophes but but earthquakes by far we have we have found as are the most dangerous and the most destructive Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Steinbach says this structure has collapsed so soldiers and airmen must stabilize the building there are victims that can walk and can't walk and they go into the hot zone in this equipment and find them and either guide them out if they can walk or call our search and extraction and our medical technical teams to go in and get them and Johnson says this training is essential for preparing for a real emergency see the soldiers in the airmen that if they don't come to Idaho as well as the Idaho National Guard saddle up and and and really put forth just a just a tremendous effort to to improve and to get better and to learn how to deal with these world you know potentially real-world emergencies Anna silver six on your side


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