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12:32 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

A Simulated Chemical Leak Provides Training for Tulsa Area Emergency Responders

Victims are decontaminated at a simulated chemical emergency at the Port of Catoosa
Victims are decontaminated at a simulated chemical emergency at the Port of Catoosa
Credit KWGS News

Firefighters in haz-mat suits surround a smoking rail car at the Port of Catoosa. Nearby, people are being hosed down in a decontamination area. It looks like a real chemical spill, but it’s actually a training simulation. Lead exercise controller Sean Hagerty says it’s designed to promote cooperation between emergency responders.                                  

The Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa police and fire, Verdigris and Claremore fire, and Port personnel all took part in the exercise.