A drill and evacuation to simulate a hazardous waste incident took place Thursday morning at the Lake Placid post office on Hillcrest Avenue. The drill was used as a training exercise for the post office staff, law enforcement, fire and rescue departments and Highlands County’s Hazardous Material response team.
Police, ambulances, fire and hazmat trucks surrounded the post office within three minutes of dispatch. The emergency call went out at 9:20 a.m., was relayed by dispatch at 9:22 and emergency agencies were on the scene at 9:25 a.m.
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