Emergency Response Exercise 05 Jun 14

Emergency Responders from Renville, Danube, Olivia and Sacred Heart along with the Renville County Emergency Management and Ridgewater College will be involved in an emergency response exercise from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative.

The West Central Tribune reports the purpose of the exercise is to test and evaluate the facility crisis management plan and the response preparedness of multiple local response organizations.

There will be up to 112 personnel from 12 different organizations and agencies involved in this drill. Residents in the area may see several ambulances, fire trucks, police vehicles, and the North Air Care helicopter at the scene.

A backup date is June 10.