Upstate emergency response agencies train for national disasters - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate emergency response agencies train for national disasters

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GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

You may see more activity at Greenville Spartanburg Airport over the next three days. Upstate emergency response agencies are participating in a national disaster exercise.

Some of the agencies participating are Salvation Army Greenville Area Command, the FCC, the US Army and Air Force, the National Weather Service and local fire departments.

The training is designed to incorporate federal, state and local agencies to check how they would work together to respond to a disaster.

A C-17 US Military Transport Plane and a C-130 US Cargo Aircraft will be part of Tuesday and Wednesday’s simulation.

"We pray that nothing like this ever happens, but it is good to know that there are so many well-trained people ready to selflessly respond. The Salvation Army is always ready to have feet on the ground helping in any way possible," said Major Pete Costas, area commander for the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army and Bon Secours Saint Francis are partnering to provide food during the three days.

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