DENVER (AP) — Denver-area emergency crews practicing for a mass disaster say the exercise is going well.

The exercise Wednesday is a major test of the National Disaster Medical System. It involves more than 200 simulated patients, 11 metro-area hospitals, about 10 ambulances and four helicopters. Part of the exercise involved Denver International Airport.

National Guard spokesman Darin Overstreet says there have been no major problems during the exercise, which is expected to last about six hours.

The program is designed to coordinate medical care in national or international emergencies.

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