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Spring is here and that means the potential for severe weather has returned as well. Already, Minnesota has authorized State Disaster Assistance for Freeborn County following a severe storm and a tornado last month. Tornadoes get plenty of attention, but Minnesotans should stay alert and be prepared for the following safety threats:
When a wildfire sparks, there is no time for on-the-job-training. That’s why more than 700 firefighting professionals from across the country are honing their skills in Grand Rapids this week. The 17th annual Wildfire Academy uses an incident command system (ICS) to teach established roles and responsibilities, so no matter which state a firefighter is dispatched to, everyone follows the same procedures. The valuable training includes 100 instructors who teach a total of 34 courses.
Video Description: This video shows what happens behind the scenes during an exercise in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).