Denver Agencies Holding Major Disaster Drill

May 17, 2012

Nearly a dozen helicopters will fill the Colorado air as Denver-area emergency crews practice for a mass disaster.

The exercise Wednesday is a major test of the National Disaster Medical System. It will involve more than 200 simulated patients, 11 metro-area hospitals, 10 ambulances and 10 helicopters. Part of the exercise will involve Denver International Airport.

The program is designed to coordinate medical care in national or international emergencies.

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