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SPRUCE PINE — Hundreds of emergency responders from across the region will take part in five days of urban search and rescue training in Mitchell County starting this weekend.
The “Quake on the Blue Ridge” training kicks off Friday and runs through Tuesday at the drill site on N.C. 226 near Spruce Pine. Two years in the planning, the event simulates emergency needs in an urban environment following an earthquake-triggered landslide, though the training also could apply to other emergencies, said Robert Michaleski, Mitchell County emergency management coordinator.
“That’s the scenario we chose, but it would apply to any disaster,” Michaleski said. “You go through some of the same things whether it’s an ice storm, a tornado or some other disaster.”
More than 500 firefighters, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement officers, staff from area hospitals and health…
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