- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The Army’s largest training installation is bringing soldiers, families and emergency responders together to practice for a mass casualty tragedy.

Army spokesman Pat Jones says Tuesday’s exercise at Fort Jackson is designed to train Army and local responders help one another during times of crisis should people be injured or killed.

Local residents should not be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles in the vicinity of the post.

Emergency responders will be training through a simulated incident in order to work on transporting victims to local hospitals, setting up an emergency center and assisting soldiers, families and residents.

The Army trains some 70,000 soldiers annually in basic and advance training classes on the post.



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