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Decontamination Training Held At Local Hospital

Posted at 10:08 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 23:37:35-04

When it comes to an emergency, there’s no such thing as being too prepared.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center took precautions Thursday in case something like a chemical spill happened.

They completed a decontamination training exercise.

The Medical Center's Department of Emergency Preparedness held the drill, complete with the decontamination showers, to make sure all of its departments know exactly what to do in case of an emergency.

This training would come in handy if there was an emergency involving chemicals and patients had to be treated at the hospital.

Those with the hospital said they’re already outfitted with the decontamination materials and stations, and they added it would only take them about five minutes to be ready to save lives.