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First responders in mid-Michigan are testing their skills in such a scenario.  On Tuesday, crews from six area fire departments took part in a training session in East Lansing.

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Training to respond to acts of violence is a basic function of emergency personnel across the country.  On Wednesday, dozens of first responders from the Lansing region gathered at Michigan State University to test their skills in a mass casualty drill. 

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery watched the drill unfold.