Southern Regional Medical Center emergency room technician Doug Shenker and registered nurse Kathleen Peak try out the hospital’s new deluge kit fire hose during a disaster preparedness drill Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Southern Regional Medical Center emergency room technician Doug Shenker and registered nurse Kathleen Peak try out the hospital’s new deluge kit fire hose during a disaster preparedness drill Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Southern Regional Medical Center emergency room technician Doug Shenker and registered nurse Kathleen Peak try out the hospital’s new deluge kit fire hose during a disaster preparedness drill Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

By Curt Yeomans