State holding Kansas disaster training event

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – First responders from throughout the state are taking part in a two-day mass disaster exercise in central Kansas.

The exercise Wednesday and Thursday brings together more than 230 people from city, county and state agencies, including the Kansas Highway Patrol and search and rescue teams.

The event takes place at Crisis City, located at the Great Plains Regional Training Center near Salina.

Crisis City is operated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. Among its training sites are a collapsed building, piles of rubble, a simulated rail disaster and a high-angle rescue tower.

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