Anti-terrorism exercise at Camp Gruber

Thursday, May 8th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma's first responders are honing their anti-terrorism training skills. At Camp Gruber, in Muskogee County - police officers and firefighters go through several scenarios including a building blown apart by terrorists.
And a truck hijacked by terrorists with a bomb on board.

Exercise planners watch the action and go over the response. They point out they aren't critiquing them - just helping them plan for situations where weapons of mass destruction could be used.

Charles Herrier, training exercise planner: "We're here to help them develop procedures and observations and learning techniques to be able to deal with WMD's."

This training session is three days long. But officials hope Camp Gruber will eventually host training year round.