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Road to Recovery



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ANCHOR LEAD: No one knows when disaster is going to strike. But, wouldn’t you feel safer knowing your rescue workers were trained in real life disasters like floods, tornados and fires. Well, a first of its kind facility has opened in the U.S. created just for that reason. And one big donation is making car owners safer. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. The Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia is an 830 acre facility dedicated to training first responders. And GM’s James Bell says they’re doing their part in helping rescue workers prepare for unpredictable circumstances. CUT: (Bell) We had over 300 cars on a dock in New Jersey when Hurricane Sandy hit, and all these vehicles were flooded. So, we reached out to the Guardian Center and said, “How can these actually be repurposed to help your efforts here?” SCRIPT: The Guardian Centers has 6 miles of metropolitan streets, intersections and over a mile of DOT specified highway. Something the Center’s Founder, W. Geoffrey Burkart says gets them ready for real life scenarios. CUT: (Bell) Traffic is a huge component; it’s a real detriment to first responders to try to get through all that traffic or wide area searches. Here, the donation that we received from General Motors, with these 300 Chevrolets recreate a real metropolitan environment. SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM.
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