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Emergency simulation trains first responders

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Local first responders took part in an ultra-realistic emergency drill Monday involving an explosion with mass casualties.

The drill was staged by Strategic Operations, a part of the Stu Segall movie production company. Creators at the Kearny Mesa lot use movie techniques to make the training more realistic. They say the more real the training environment, the better the body adapts to stress.

"To get the heart rate up and to be able to work under actual stressful environments. To make the correct decisions at the correct time," physician's assistant trainee Kellen Gumm said.

This is the 12th year Strategic Operations has staged this type of training.

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