Doomsday 101 – If disaster strikes, Columbus will respond with new, high-tech gear and old-school detective work

January 24, 2008
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“Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis lies in wait with his $57,000 atomic absorption spectrometer. Should a large group of people mysteriously fall dead in Columbus, the spectrometer would tell him if a chemical agent was to blame. It’s part of a network of hundreds of leaders and first responders who are on call if all hell breaks loose here in the heartland.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, Franklin County and its regional partners have invested more than $37.5 million in planning, equipment and training exercises for its police, fire and other regional first responders.” (The Other Paper)