ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. - New York Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Salvatore Cautela and Sgt. Michael Gerardi check for hazordous materials as they move through a building during lane two of a Joint Collective Training Excercise between the New York national Guard's 2nd Civil Support Team, (CST) and the 15th CST, Vermont National Guard.
The two day excercise held in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom brought together the New York and Vermont Civil Support Teams as well as two augmentees from Rhode Island and members of the St. Johnsbury Fire Department.
Civil Support Teams are trained to assist civilian first responders by identifying the presence of chemical, biological, or radiological hazards in the event of an attack, explosion or fire.
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