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North Carolinians learn skills to handle disasters

Residents from across North Carolina will get three days of training on how to respond when disaster strikes and emergency workers can't respond.

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CARY, N.C. — Residents from across North Carolina finished three days of training Thursday on how to respond when disaster strikes and emergency workers can't respond.

Participants will respond to a mock tornado and a small fire at Cary Fire Station 7, 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road. The course includes hands-on training in fire safety, search-and-rescue and organizational communication.

The training is part of the nationwide Community Emergency Response Team – organized through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Civilian Corps program – to teach civilians disaster preparedness skills.
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