From riots to fires and even an anthrax scare, Michigan State University has had its fair share of emergencies. To help those responding prepare for the unknown, crews worked through a full scale mock disaster Wednesday.
About 100 emergency responders from MSU, East Lansing and Ingham County were at the Center for Integrated Plant Systems taking care of the mock nitrogen tank leak. Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor of the MSU Police Department says the practice helps keep them ready for an actual incident.
MSU's efforts haven't gone unnoticed. The university has been recognized by the state's emergency management division and commended for setting the curve at the college level. Lt. Penny Fischer of the Lansing Police Department says they've really tried to set the curve and put themselves in the lead in order to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.