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Parish to host mass casualty drill Thursday
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Leader photo by JESSICA DARDEN- Davis Lewis, with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, was on hand Wednesday to educate Louisiana Tech University students on what to expect during Thursday’s exercise.

Louisiana Tech University will be the site of a mass casualty drill on Thursday.

A collaboration of emergency response agencies including, but not limited to, law enforcement and fire agencies throughout the parish and the state of Louisiana, there will also be state and federal agencies involved.

Eric Brazzel, Ruston Fire Department public education officer, said the drill would be performed in close proximity to Joe Aillet Stadium.

“The ‘victims’ in this scenario are going to be Louisiana Tech nursing students,” he said.

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