Burnet County hosts simulated disaster drill



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A tabletop exercise by first responders on Wednesday, Feb. 5 will involve fires, spills and evacuation procedures. The drills are expected to assist with disaster scenarios including those that would force evacuation like a plane crash pictured here in 2018 in Burnet.





Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Radio traffic in Burnet County will sound more active than normal Wednesday, Feb. 5, as first responders take part in an all-day regional emergency exercise.

First responders will gather from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 607 N. Vandeveer, Burnet, for the Firestarter 2020 exercise, which is being sponsored by the Capital Area Council of Government (CAPCOG) and Burnet County Emergency Management, where they will take part in scenarios designed to test their emergency response capabilities. …

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