Hub first responders test disaster skills

Forrest General Hospital, Wesley Medical Center, and emergency agencies throughout Hattiesburg prepared Wednesday for a worst-case scenario.

Forty-two students pretended to be victims of an accident involving dangerous chemicals. They were treated for their wounds and decontaminated.

The focus was to see how quickly and efficiently emergency personnel would respond. They'll be discussing their effectiveness.

Wayne Landers, Forrest General's public safety director, says the performance wasn't bad, but could be better.