Without Warning

  • Direction

    Direction

    A Columbus Police Department officer talks with an exercise evaluator during training scenarios.

  • Management

    Management

    Management is vital for an orderly response to multiple calls for help during a natural disaster.

  • Stranded

    Stranded

    Emergency responders trained in real-life natural disaster scenarios, including rooftop rescues during a flood.

  • Teamwork

    Teamwork

    The state-level exercise provided training in teamwork between agencies from different communities.

  • Severe

    Severe

    The Indiana state-level exercise simulated a severe weather incident, including flooding and an EF3 tornado.

  • Flooded

    Flooded

    The sunken city at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center prepares responders for flood rescues.

  • Disaster

    Disaster

    The Muscatatuck Urban Training Center provies real-life scenarios for emergency responders.

  • Hazards

    Hazards

    An uprooted tree and demolished car are set as part of the disaster training.

  • Preparation

    Preparation

    Columbus Firefighters prepare for natural disaster response training.

  • Reaction

    Reaction

    Firefighters react to a training scenario at the state-level exercise.

  • Discussion

    Discussion

    Columbus Firefighters discuss a training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Facility.

  • Assist

    Assist

    Columbus Firefighters help each other through the window of a structure to an emergency scenario inside.

  • Collapse

    Collapse

    A collapsed parking garage at the training facility is used in rescue exercises.

  • Crash

    Crash

    A simulated helicopter crash is staged in the forest at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

  • Planning

    Planning

    Emergency responders discuss how to handle the mock helicopter crash.

  • Response

    Response

    A Columbus Firefighter responds to the scene of a mock helicopter crash.

  • Rescue

    Rescue

    Columbus Firefighters help carry a victim from the mock helicopter crash.

  • Coordination

    Coordination

    Police, firefighters and medics work together in natural disaster training scenarios.

  • Patrol

    Patrol

    Columbus Police patrol the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during the state-level exercise.

  • Secure

    Secure

    Columbus Police Department Sgt. Jennifer VanVactor secures a simulated mobile home park.

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