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Emergency training exercise held Saturday in Kanawha County

Members of the West Virginia National Guard conducted training exercises with the Clendenin and Glasgow fire departments to get their FEMA 1 status. (WCHS/WVAH)

If you live in the South Charleston or Dunbar area, you may have seen a number of first responders and a military-style helicopter flying overhead through the day Saturday.

There was not an emergency, but it was all for training purposes.

Members of the West Virginia National Guard conducted training exercises with the Clendenin and Glasgow fire departments to get their FEMA 1 status.

The exercises prepare the first responders for disaster emergencies like floods and water rescues.

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