BRIDGTON — Emergency responder Tami Kelly, from Bridgton Hospital, recently completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. The center is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered weapons of mass destruction training facility in the nation.

Responders attending the center’s training are selected from the nation’s 11 million emergency responders. Training ensures that responders gain critical skills and confidence to be better prepared to effectively respond to local incidents or potential weapons of mass destruction incidents.