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LFR and the National Guard team up for a practice

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By: Brittany Paris
bparis@klkntv.com

With the recent Boston Marathon bombing and Lincoln's own marathon coming up, the fire department said they just want to be prepared.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the National Guard teamed up for a practice mission to scout potential hazards. They did a walk through of Haymarket Park on Thursday, looking for anything out of place.

What that allows us to do is practice with local responders in how we would normally support a standby mission," Bryan Bettey, Commander of Civil Support Team, said.

Army North advisors came in and set up four devices inside the stadium. LFR went in as first responders, identified the hazards and ultimately decided to bring in the National Guard.

Battalion Chief, Brad Thavenet, said they take precautionary steps like this before every big event in Lincoln.

"Just in case something is identified or even if somebody thinks something is identified, you always want to error on the side of caution and safety than take anything for granted," he said.

The joint teamwork is just another level of safety the city has available.

"We're there for just that few percentage chance that there's something they're not going to be able to identify or they'd don't have the equipment set or the specific knowledge," Bettey said.

LFR and the National Guard got good feedback from Army North. An official evaluation will happen the week of May 13. Those results will be sent to the governor and the secretary of defense.

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