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Homeland Security hosts quake training

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Local and federal officials are working to enhance the response efforts when things shake up on the island. Guam Homeland Security, their federal counterparts along with the Earthquake Advisory Council and FEMA are hosting several earthquake training sessions at the Marriott this week for public safety agencies as well as volunteer organizations.

Today's training detailed how to identify when buildings are potentially hazardous before an earthquake hits. FEMA Region IX Mitigation Director Sally Ziolkowski says the record shows that Guam has had a major earthquake every 10 to 12 years. "The audience has just been an overwhelming interest in the training, I think that's just a very healthy sign that the professional community here on Guam as well as representatives from the CNMI want to professionally do the job and serve the public and the residents and business owners here," she said.

More than a hundred participants attended today's training, which is scheduled to continue for the next couple of days.

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