Coffee Co. HazMat Drill

The former director of the Alabama Emergency Management agency spearheaded a HazMat drill in Coffee County.

Lee Helms operates his own consulting firm.

Helms designed a mock drill in which a biological virus was released in New Brockton.

Several dozen emergency responders were graded on how they reacted to the situation.

Local nurses were given the task of isolating those who were infected.

"All the increased threats and increase the realism about activities of emergency response agencies. Here they gathered, and worked together on their plans," said Helms.

Helms gave the Coffee County Emergency responders high marks in the way they handled the mock biological drill.