Emergency responders team up for drill
On the morning of May 11 personnel from the Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Mountain Home Police Department, Mountain Home Fire Department, St. Luke's Elmore, and the Mountain Home Air Force Base teamed up for an emergency response training drill at Railroad Park.
Representatives of the Owhyee County Sheriff's Office, a Union Pacific railroad police officer and an Idaho State Trooper were also in attendance.
During the drill a scenario played out that involved a car crashing into a train car that contained Anhydrous Ammonia which is a chemical that would cause serious respiratory issues for anyone who would come into contact with it. The scenario also included the possibility that there was terrorist involvement.For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.