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Drill tests town's services


Zachary Laux

Landon McGuire and Jeff MacArthur, with the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department, assist emergency medical technician Bill Dahlke with removing a volunteer posing as a victim Monday afternoon during a drill at the Deseret Health and Rehab Center .

A car sits adjacent to a propane tank with two immobile occupants in the vehicle. White smoke billows from the sides. The alarm sounds and staff at the Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center begins to evacuate. Sirens can be heard in the distance from responding firefighters and police officers.

None of it is real, though. It’s a drill.

The people in the car are city employees posing as injured residents. The smoke is dry ice and water. The residents inside Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center are moved, but in no real danger.

Nevertheless, firefighters with the Saratoga Voluntee...

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