February 3, 2015 --
Personnel from Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Emergency Operations Center facilitated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear high-yield explosives sustainment training, recently.
The event was held to ensure each area responds correctly in the event of an emergency involving hazardous equipment, people or environments.
The training included participants from Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany, the post office and the fire department. Members from NBHC Albany team practiced utilizing personal protection equipment, erecting a decontamination tent, triaging and decontaminating casualties.
“This is really good training,” Christopher Mincey, seaman recruit, NBHC Albany, said. “I enjoyed being able to actually perform the task rather than read about it. This gave me a chance to see what might go wrong in an actual emergency and gave me ideas of how to deal with it if it happens.”
Employees from the post office were able to train identifying suspicious packages and properly handling those items.
Members of the fire department practiced drills that tested the ability to utilize personal protection equipment, identify and isolate hazards as well as dealing with casualties.
“This training is part of an ongoing effort to ensure base personnel are prepared to respond in the event of an actual emergency,” Marvin Thomas, protection officer, MCLB Albany said. “We want the community to be confident that we are ready for any emergency occurring on this base.”