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Fort Jackson holds mass casualty simulation

Fort Jackson tested its ability to respond to multiple incidents with a comprehensive exercise that included security elements and emergency services from Fort Jackson and the local community. Simulated casualties were transported by emergency vehicles to several area hospitals as part of the exercise.

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Fort Jackson holds mass casualty exercise

Fort Jackson tested their ability to respond to multiple simulated incidents with a comprehensive exercise that included security elements and emergency services from Fort Jackson and the local community responding to multiple simulated incidents. Simulated casualties were transported by emergency vehicles to several area hospitals as part of the exercise.

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Fort Jackson holds mass casualty exercise

Fort Jackson tested their ability to respond to multiple simulated incidents with a comprehensive exercise that included security elements and emergency services from Fort Jackson and the local community responding to multiple simulated incidents. Simulated casualties were transported by emergency vehicles to several area hospitals as part of the exercise.
Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
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VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball comes to Columbia 00:59

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VIDEO: Ralph Brown at 99 years young 01:51

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VIDEO: Sailors prepare for ground combat at Fort Jackson’s Task Force Marshall 02:10

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