LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Officials in Prince George’s County are sponsoring a day of emergency preparedness training.

Saturday’s daylong session is inspired by the brush fires that broke out around the region last month, snarling traffic and delivering intense winds that toppled the National Christmas Tree.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the city of Laurel’s municipal center and runs until 4 p.m.

The training will include crisis response, preparing a family disaster kit and information about terrorism and chemical, biological and nuclear threats.

It’s being organized by the Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security, the city of Laurel and the National Sheriff’s Association.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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