Federally chartered program trains responders, hospital workers on WMD responseThe class covers incidents where chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive weapons have resulted in mass casualties
By Deborah Sayer
The Portland Press Herald
ANNISTON, Ala. — Hospital workers Sandy Miller and Hub Giehll were decked out in hazmat suits and working to decontaminate 50 victims of a chlorine spill when the hospital intercom announced an in-house bomb threat.
Moments later the power and water supply was cut, leaving them in the dark and with no clean drinking water, septic system or means to treat their patients.