First responders perform emergency response drill

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Updated: 7/11/2014 2:16 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Nevada Guard's 92nd Civil Support Team partnered with he Washoe County Emergency Management and the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package to conduct an emergency drill evaluation exercise on Friday.

The units were set to demonstrate their unique combined-force capabilities. In the event of a large scale disaster in our region, the two units can combine to support the civilian first responders during rescue operations.

The 92nd CST is a full-time, 20-person, Army and Air Guard joint team trained to respond to small-scale chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive incidents. In the event of a large scale catastrophe, the Nevada Guard's 170-person CERFP unit would respond. CERFP Soldiers and Airmen are trained in skills such as personnel rescue and extraction as well as contamination mitigation.

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