Disaster game to the rescue

March 6, 2006

Daily Breeze articl by Nick Green

A computer program in the works for training would allow L.A. fire officials to simulate responses with more efficiency.

Today, the logistics of holding a simulated large-scale disaster drill involving a major terrorist strike or earthquake in the Los Angeles metropolitan area are unwieldy and primitive.

The Los Angeles Fire Department, for instance, convenes two groups of senior officials in adjacent rooms.

One group creates a fictional disaster scenario, while the other responds to it.Incident...

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