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November 12, 2013
Texas fire and EMS agencies preparing for mass-casualty incidents
DALLAS, Texas — Throughout the day on Saturday, police SWAT teams, bomb squads, search and rescue teams and emergency personnel have been training on different real world scenarios across North Texas.
The scenarios are part of a regional exercise called Urban Shield, which started on Friday and ends on Sunday. The exercise is sponsored by the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The goal is to improve the way different agencies communicate during a disaster or mass-casualty incident, how to train better in the future, what equipment may need to be purchased and how well the area can handle responding to multiple incidents at once.