In an emergency, several law enforcement agencies and medical staff all have to work together.
Thursday, many gathered in Macon to test their skills by simulating a bomb explosion at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
"These exercises are very important," says emergency management coordinator Daniel Strandburg. "They're a requirement for a lot of agencies, but it gives the opportunity for municipalities, organizations, and agencies to collaborate, work together, and work on a seamless response to a mass casualty incident."
Over a hundred volunteers acted as victims of the fake blast, making the scenario more realistic for police, firefighters, and EMS. Evaluators watched their every move and will give them their critiques over the next week.
"You're going to have issues, and that's the whole point of this. You want to identify your capabilities and limitations," says Strandburg.