Grady County Emergency Workers Put Training to the Test

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With the Cairo Airport as their backdrop, Grady County emergency workers respond to a mock plane crash.

Why a plane crash? Organizers say they perform hurricane drills every year, but rarely practice responding to a plane crash.

Organizers made the drill as real as possible, all the way down to the makeup jobs on the mock victims.

Emergency workers set up a central command post, treated victims and transported those who needed immediate care.

With every drill come important lessons that these responders may one day need and are now ready to use in the case of a real life disaster.

Cairo city officials say the exercise also gave them the opportunity to test out new communication devices purchased by the city.