Residents advised that rescheduled emergency response training exercises taking place Saturday

As part of Allamakee County’s ongoing strategy of improving readiness, Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker wants to remind residents that there will be several emergency response training exercises taking place this Saturday, May 11 throughout the county. Those training exercises were originally planned for April 27, but had to be rescheduled due to winter weather that hit the area that day. These emergency response training locations include:

• the town of New Albin, where a hazardous material spill exercise will take place;
• a decontamination exercise of patients arriving at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon;
• and also a shelter-in-place exercise at each of the long-term care facilities within the county due to a hazardous material spill.

These training exercises will include emergency responders at the organizational, city and county level as emergency response officials test their readiness to be able to respond to emergency situations should they actually happen. Officials wanted to inform the public of these events so that they would be aware of what is going on if they come across any of these exercise locations that day.

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