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Terrorism Training Program Began in Knoxville Today

Local first responders, Marion County Emergency Mangagement and members of the 71st Support Group of the National Guard from Des Moines have gathered in Knoxville today for a training exercise. The three day training is taking place at the Knoxville Raceway today and will continue in Pella tomorrow and at Cordova Park next Wednesday. Attendees are being taught how to deal with weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. The program is being led by the Civil Support Readiness group out of San Antonio, Texas.