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Mass-Casualty Drill Six Weeks Before Amtrak Train Crash Helped Emergency Responders Sharpen Their Skills

By Jennifer Burton

About a month before a truck crashed into an Amtrak train outside of Fallon, killing six people, emergency responders in Churchill County staged a mass-casualty drill at Churchill County High School to help hone the skills and coordination efforts of local, regional, state and federal agencies.
Officials dubbed the plan Operation ARCO (Aircraft Mishap Full Scale [...]

Governor Visits Train Crash Victims and Volunteers at Emergency Shelter in Fallon (see photos)

By Jennifer Burton

Volunteers who set up an emergency shelter in Fallon for survivors of the train crash near Lovelock Friday, were surprised and pleased to see Governor Brian Sandoval walking through the crowd and asking how things were going.
The Governor stopped by E.C. Best elementary school where hundreds of people were bussed after their train was hit [...]