Slew of Ind. agencies test anthrax response


Post office tests anthrax response: About a dozen organizations participated in city's first drill
 
By Jeff Wiehe
The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
 
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A slew of local and state agencies gathered Thursday at the main post office on Clinton Street to test their response in the event of an anthrax scare.

With decontamination stations and a clinic set up like a long assembly line, biohazard workers led Postal Service employees through the disaster drill, mimicking what they would do in a real emergency.

"It's the first drill of its kind conducted here," said John Silcox, spokesman for the Allen County-Fort Wayne Health Department. "It's important to determine if there are any gaps in our process or if there's anything we need to improve upon."

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