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Rescuers To Visit Georgia To Train For Earthquake Response

Sep 16, 2015

A Georgia disaster training facility which includes a mock city and subway will host emergency workers from New York City's fire department and other agencies in an event aimed at responding to a major earthquake.

The Guardian Centers said in a statement the New York City Fire Department's All Hazard Incident Management Team is among agencies expected to attend the training Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Perry, Georgia.

A 2008 study found that New York City is at greater risks of earthquakes than previously thought. City officials say in planning documents that its underground infrastructure and many unreinforced masonry buildings are especially vulnerable.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that the exercise will include about 400 first responders, including Marines, National Guard troops, and agencies from Utah, New Mexico, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Indiana.