First-responders train to handle terrorist-style threats

First-responders train to handle terrorist-style threats

GUTHRIE, Okla_Several Oklahoma first responders are better prepared to handle a terrorist-style threat after a realistic hands on training. The training was hosted in Guthrie by the Oklahoma National Guard's Civil Support Team. They, along with the FBI, trained local law enforcement and firefighters how to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents.

National Guard representatives say this education is important so they can be prepared as a team, should disaster strike in Oklahoma.

"We want to have already established relationships with the first responders in the communities before the incident and we want to be able to have trained together prior to the incident," Major General Robbie Asher.

The Oklahoma National Guard Civil Support Team is federally-funded and provides monthly training sessions across the state.