Zombie Apocalypse Emergency Training in Maine
June 26, 2012 2 Comments
Authorities in Maine aren’t taking any chances.
Just weeks after the federal government publicly denied the existence of zombies, emergency officials in Maine have run a training exercise in preparation for a zombie apocalypse. In Bangor, Maine, approximately 100 emergency responders from eight different counties participated in the event.
The scenario they created claimed that an unknown virus, originating from Jamaica, had reached Maine, turning all of the infected into zombies. Once infected, the virus quickly spreads to the brain, and turns the host into a full fledged zombie. The zombie now has only one thing on its mind, biting and infecting other people.
The emergency responders armed themselves with two “vaccines” – one to prevent the infection from reaching the brain, and another to bring the infected zombies back to life. While the event was purely staged with the locals playing zombies, it gave emergency responders an opportunity to prepare for a real life epidemic.
Director of Northeastern Maine Regional Resource center had the following to say:
“This gives us the opportunity to do something a little bit different, but it still has the same principles that would apply in a real situation. Emergency workers need to figure out what they need, how they’re going to respond and how they are going to share their resources to respond to the disaster. They need to know who to go to outside their community to find the resources they don’t have, so it’s a different twist.”
While an actual zombie apocalypse may seem a little farfetched, these emergency officials and responders are taking the threat very seriously. The U.S. Center for Disease Control has publicly denied the existence of zombies, but no one seems to be taking any chances in Bangor, Maine. If there was to be a zombie apocalypse, you now know where to go to be safe.