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Lessons learned during disaster drill at Stateline

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies conducted a four-hour drill involving the response to a mock explosion near Stateline using computers, phone lines and ham radios.

The training on the scenario, involving more than 100 injured people, happened on Nov. 17. It was part of a state mandate for hospital training, according to Deputy Mike Sukau.

“There were a lot of lessons learned,” Sukau said.

Besides the sheriff’s department, health and environmental management unit, Barton Memorial Hospital, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and volunteer programs within the sheriff’s departments.

Sukau expects more training to make the department more efficient in disasters.