HAZMAT prepared

New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

Are local hospital workers prepared for a hazardous material emergency?

Employees at St. Mary's Medical Center tested their readiness Tuesday morning by holding a HAZMAT drill.

The scenario: Forty kids need treatment after being exposed to a chemical near the soccer field they were playing on.

Administrators say this will help them in the event of a real emergency. The HAZMAT training sessions are something St Mary's employees go through each year.