MOUNT VERNON — Ambulances streaming into Knox Community Hospital, hospital workers donning hazmat suits, triage areas, and decontamination showers made the grounds of KCH look like a scene from a Hollywood movie Wednesday morning, but it was all part of a full-scale emergency training exercise.



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3 Responses to “Drill helps prepare for possibilities”

  1. my2centsworth

    People never imagined anything like 911 would happen either… but it did.
    People never thought hurricane Katrina would almost blow the place off the map… but it did.
    Or something as simple as electric going out last winter, & for some, it was out three weeks, & no heat… but it did.

    So dont be too sure a disaster wont happen in mt vernon… it can, & might. Better to be TOO prepared than not enough preparation.

  2. Knoxcat

    This scenario might be a little far fetched but the situations it presented are not. There is no real reason to believe Knox County is immune to the same things that are happening in the rest of the country and world. If a situation like this DID happen would you wonder why our responders weren’t ready?

  3. bob

    There is no way this would happen in the county….. There is no responders for this type of emergency.. This is a joke!