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Maine town prepares for zombie response

About 100 emergency responders from 8 counties participated in daylong preparedness exercise 'Zombie Apocalypse'

By Dawn Gagnon
The Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — What if a pandemic hit Maine? Who would respond? What would they do? Where would they get vital resources that likely would be in short supply? What if there wasn't enough antidote to go around?

These are just some of the questions that about 100 emergency responders from eight Maine counties grappled with Thursday during "Zombie Apocalypse," a daylong preparedness exercise conducted by the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center at Spectacular Event Center.

Full story: Maine town prepares for zombie response

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Steve Langelier Steve Langelier Friday, June 22, 2012 6:10:01 PM this is a waste of time and money.
Ian Douglas Mays Ian Douglas Mays Friday, June 22, 2012 6:14:09 PM Indeed it was. Only way to prepare is with.45 pistol and a AR-15. Ammo, and food/water.
Brandon Parker McGuire Brandon Parker McGuire Friday, June 22, 2012 6:43:49 PM People are taking this too seriously. Doesn't matter what it is, this has helped them be more aware of deficiencies in their response system. Isn't that the point of all training?
Jay MacLeod Jay MacLeod Friday, June 22, 2012 6:44:29 PM Dawn of the was a good movie.
Bambi Morgan Bambi Morgan Friday, June 22, 2012 8:38:38 PM Silly ness aside, I think this would make for a more fun and entertaining excersize than the normal smallpox/anthrax/whatever epidemic. The excersizes have to be performed. Why not make them fun??
Steve Self Steve Self Friday, June 22, 2012 10:06:06 PM It sounds like a lot of fun to me. I wish east TN would implement this type of exercise. In case you forgot, or don't know, being an EMT means we get to expose ourselves to rare, exotic and exciting new diseases! Why not prep for this one too?
Sarah Ellis Stewart Sarah Ellis Stewart Friday, June 22, 2012 10:48:07 PM Three best part of this article was my hubs reading it with everyone having a hillbilly accent
Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:25:51 AM How do you moulage a heart attack pt? Just curious. This honestly seems like a waste of resources to me. Who will get close enough to see if they are "undead" or not? scene safety comes to mind! LOL
Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:27:10 AM Yea, just try to get Rural Metro or AMR to foot the bill for that training! HAHAHA
Bethany Bogart Fox Bethany Bogart Fox Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:13:57 AM Yet they won't fix the huge pot holes in our roads up here in Maine. Ruining our vehicles, making it hard to pass inspection. It's ridiculous. Keep wasting those tax dollars and lining those pockets...P.S. Sarah Ellis Stewart, I am a transplant to Maine from Connecticut but, my hubby is a local and he doesn't have an accent at all. Many don't.
Eli Silverman Eli Silverman Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:23:52 AM Anything to do with Zombies is awesome. Love the way they think outside th box to do training. Keeps it interesting.
Samantha Clark Samantha Clark Monday, June 25, 2012 6:59:25 AM ill take the wear and tear on my car any day as long as my EMS providers are educated enough and practiced enough to handle large scale disasters. Whether a Zombie break out, or SARS, or H1N1 the skills gained from Mock drills are inherent to active providers. I'm a paramedic in both Maine and New Hampshire, though I didn't participate in this drill I have done MCI drills before, learned alot and when I was deployed during a hurricane with FEMA it equipped me to handle the sick and injured on a massive scale with out being over whelmed.
Ray Purcell Ray Purcell Monday, June 25, 2012 7:22:42 AM The whole idea is to make different agencies work together on a problem instead of jealously guarding their "turf". Using a zombie outbreak just makes it more interesting than using the standard diseases. Lighten up folks......
Stephanie Marie Gregory Stephanie Marie Gregory Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:08:10 AM I think this needs to be done . What with 3 people goin crazy on baths saltseatin peoples faces. And lord knows there's a lot more stupid people out there.

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