Authorities in several North Texas cities are searching for volunteers to help with a mock bioterrorism disaster exercise.[[363389221,R]]
The Addison Fire Department collaborated with authorities in Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch, as well as the Dallas County Health services to test local response to a bioterrorism attack.
"The fire department does frequent training so that we can be prepared for any emergency," said Addison fire chief John O'Neil. "By Partnering with these other agencies, we are able to participate in exercises we could not possibly manage alone."
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Authorities are searching for about 200 volunteers to play the role of a "patient." If you're interested in volunteering for the drill, click here for more information.
The exercise will take place at Loos Fieldhouse at 3815 Spring Valley on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.