Terrorism Drill

By: Aaron Baskerville
By: Aaron Baskerville

Local and state agencies are testing their response time in providing life saving medicines to the public in case of an emergency.

A mock bio-terrorism attack was held on Tuesday at Michigan State University's Breslin Center. The purpose of the drill was to ensure the availability and rapid deployment of vital medicines.

Not only is the rapid deployment of life saving medicine important, but so is the availability. State officials say they are able to treat hundreds of thousands of patients at a time.

If the medicines are depleted, agencies can call on the Strategic National Stockpile. It's large stores of medicine at undisclosed locations throughout the country.

Eight hundred volunteers took part in the drill at the Breslin Center.

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