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Emergency responders practice disaster drills

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- Emergency responders are sharpening their skills for managing mass casualties.

Screams of pain and terror echoed on the grounds of the old Farmer's Market on Northwest Street in Jackson.

University Medical Center drill instructors used middle school drama students to stage an explosion at an outdoor sporting event.

It prepares firefighters, law enforcement, and emergency medical technicians to better manage similar "real-life" situations. The mass casualty exercise completes a three day course.

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