Guardian Centers of Georgia, the first responders training facility, held its first events this week. This company took over the old Northrup building in Perry just a year ago.
The U.S. Marine unit called CBIRF, the chemical, biological instant response force, along with Georgia Search and Rescue used the different simulations for training for the last few days.
13WMAZ caught up with first responders as they completed a water rescue as well as saving role players from a bus accident on an interstate.
David Newman with Georgia Search and Rescue said with all the moving parts of the simulation from the live victims to the debris it makes it all feel real enough to gain valuable experience.
"Short of actual having a real incident occur, it's kind of hard to have the set up with the debris and the structures and actual do demo and breaching and things like that and get into structures and have live victims to rescue this is a pretty real deal," said Newman.
The multi-million dollar facility began construction earlier this year. Guardian Centers is not at a full-capacity yet, but they say when they are they plan to have a 100 full-time employees.
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