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Las Vegas hosts emergency training exercise simulating earthquake response


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The city of Las Vegas hosted a special training exercise on Saturday in connection with the Southern Nevada Community Emergency Response Team.

The training allowed first responders to practice for an earthquake and even used actors as earthquake victims.

During the 18-hour drill, they practiced first aid, search and rescue, and damage assessment.

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The city's emergency manager said earthquakes are more common in Nevada than you might think, so it's good to be prepared for a big one.

"Our community is subject to a number of hazards. An earthquake hazard in our community is significant. We sometimes don't feel like we're seismically active, but Nevada is the third most seismically state in the nation, so the real prospect of an earthquake for our community is something we all need to be prepared for," Carolyn Levering said.

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To view a complete list of Las Vegas training exercises throughout the year, click here.

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