Emergency training held at Hope Harbor

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By Tim McNicholas

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Updated: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 06:46:12 CST

There are almost 70 residents at Hope Habor in Grand Island.

If a disaster happens, things could get ugly quickly.

That's why they hosted a disaster training session this morning.

Four Community Emergency Response Team training sessions are scheduled for November.

Today's event focused on fire safety and preparedness.

The class wasn't just for Hope Harbor employees...

A number of local groups were invited to attend.

And there was some very important hands–on experience that was doled out.

"Today when we covered our fire safety, we had a number of people using a fire extinguisher for the first time," Hall County Emergency Management Director Jon Rosenlund said. "And they were surprised at how easy it was."

Future sessions will touch on first–aid, search and rescue, and terrorism awareness.

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