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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Exercise in Alabama

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The Department of Homeland Security recently collaborated with other federal agencies to hold a public safety operation exercise in Birmingham, Ala., in preparation for the World Games that the city will host next year.

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Next Generation First Responder Program took part in the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation, an exercise that tested emergency personnel’s communications and location capabilities in the face of a hazardous material leak as well as structural damage, the agency said Thursday.

Before the exercise, government employees and private sector partners taught first responders how to use situational awareness, hazardous materials detection and body camera technology.

The City of Birmingham expects around 250K people to stay in the city for the World Games.

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