Grand Junction Emergency Response Teams Train with Feds Wednesday

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Grand Junction emergency response crews gathered Wednesday at Stocker Stadium for emergency response training. The scenario presented for the event involved a possible biological weapon being released at a JUCO game.

The Grand Junction Fire Department along with the Grand Junction Police Department teamed up with National Guard Civilian Support Teams from Colorado, as well as Utah, to practice working in unison. The FBI was also present for the training session.

All agencies practiced working as one unit to bring the situation under control. Grand Junction Fire Chief Ken Watkins said its important for everyone involved to become familiar with how each department works, so that if an actual emergency were to occur, they would be able to respond as a team.

The Colorado National Guard Civilian Response Teams would be called in an event where Grand Junction emergency crews where not able to handle a situation do to limited resources.