Public officials in Maine and Miami take steps against zombie apocalypse
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Maine, a coalition of first responders and emergency workers from eight eastern Maine communities came together on Thursday to prepare for the “zombie apocalypse,” reports Bangor’s NBC affiliate station WLBZ, Channel 2. Firefighters, police and health care workers took part in the day-long exercise, which was staged by the Northeast Maine Regional Resource Center (NMRRC), according to the Maine Sun-Journal.
The operation was intended as a lighthearted way to answer questions that could turn deadly serious in the event of an actual killer flu pandemic or other real-life emergency.
Representatives of the Maine National Guard, nurses, firefighters, amateur radio operators and representatives of public health and safety organizations like the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention posed questions like, “How would an outbreak of pandemic disease first present itself? What first responders and government agencies would be responsible for attempting to contain it? How would vital resources be transported and
distributed to citizens in need? Who gets priority if there isn’t enough medicine to go around?”
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