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Kennewick Sergeant Heads To Virginia For Natural Disaster Training

KENNEWICK, Wash. - One of the Kennewick Police Sergeants was part of an elite group sent across the country to learn about natural disasters.

The federal government paid for Kennewick Police Sergeant Scott Child to fly to Virginia to get special training.  He and others from around the country learned how to get as much important information to the public as possible through the media in disaster situations.  The program was run through F.E.M.A. 

Child said, "I feel very fortunate.  It was a very good class.  There were a lot of people from major cities throughout the United States that attended the class and I learned a lot of stuff so it was a great opportunity."

Child was the only person from our region who attended the training.  He was selected partly because the Tri-Cities community is so close to the Hanford Site and the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot.

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