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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Planning For Disasters - County Approves Nebraska Panhandle Mass Fatality Plan


October 9, 2019

Sports coaches will often tell athletes to “play the way you practice, and practice to win.”

The Cheyenne County Commissioners were presented a plan with a similar philosophy but for a less positive event: planning a response in case of a mass fatality event.

While the concept may sound gruesome, “mass casualty” can involve anything from a traffic accident to an active shooter. Ron Leal, Region 21 Emergency Manager, met with the Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday, discussing plan. He said “mass fatalities” is defined as any event involving four or more deaths. Leal said the p...

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