3-day exercise prepares responders for major emergencies in Calif.The multiagency disaster drill involved 950 first responders who practiced their skills during a 36-hour simulated disaster, which included everything from burning cars to victims trapped in buildings
By Kim Lamb Gregory
The Ventura County Star
VENTURA, Calif. — Firefighters milled around a car crushed against a toppled bus. Mary Looby of Ventura sat motionless in the back of the car, her forehead resting on the frontseat headrest.
'I have lacerations on my arm and my leg and a dead husband,' Looby said, motioning to a dummy in the front seat smeared with stage blood.