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Miami-Dade trains with U.S. Army at Port Miami

Training involves firefighters, law enforcement, military

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MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Special Operations Division and Hazardous material teams were involved in a civil-military maritime hazardous materials drill at the Port Miami on Saturday. 

"The objective of this drill is to exercise the civil military interface that will occur on a large-scale maritime hazmat incident; such as the arrival of a large container ship that is leaking hazardous materials into the bay," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Erika Benitez said in a statement.

MDFR worked with members of the Miami-Dade Police Department and with the U.S. Army and other private entities.


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