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Emergency response team practices during drill at Capitol

Members of the Capitol Hill Community Emergency Response Team render first aid to Anthony Bowe, posing as a disaster victim, during a drill at the State Office Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The response team, organized by the Utah Division of Emergency Management, will provide lifesaving support in an emergency to the roughly 1,000 state government employees who work on Utah's Capitol Hill. "We're always inviting Utahns everywhere to join CERT in their communities so they are ready to help their neighbors in an emergency,” Kris Hamlet, director of the Division of Emergency Management, said in a statement. "Today, we practice what we preach." The Capitol Hill CERT is one of dozens of CERT programs across the state. Utahns interested in joining a local CERT program should contact their local fire department or city offices.