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June 17, 2012

(Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Area first responders participated in a mass casualty drill Saturday behind Smith Hauling in Oliveberg. In the mock crash, a school bus, car and sprayer truck were involved in a three-vehicle accident that involved toxic chemicals. Central, Lindsey, Oliver, Perry, Summerville, Knox and McCalmont fire companies, along with Jefferson County EMS, Summerville Ambulance and StatMedeVac participated in the drill, which was hosted by Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company and Jefferson County Emergency Services. Shown is a volunteer accident victim being “decontaminated” by Wanda Thomas (left) and Pete Smith of Central Fire Department.

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