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Are You Prepared to Evacuate in an Emergency?

New information from MnDOT shows how many Minnesotans live within a half mile of railways carrying shale crude oil. HSEM wants to make sure all residents have a plan in the event they need to evacuate following a train derailment. Read our new fact sheet here. The Forum News Service also helped share the messagein this report. The newspaper also highlighted the progress DPS/HSEM is making in training first responders on shale crude oil. Read more about that here.

DPS/HSEM Discusses Personal Preparedness During Oil Transportation Interview

Are you ready to evacuate your home in an emergency? This is the primary question that arose during a Minnesota Public Radio interview on the transportation of oil in our state. Kevin MPR 1.jpg

An emergency response expert with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety joined the discussion along with a St. Cloud Battalion Fire Chief and  a spokesperson from the Association of American Railroads. Learn how to make an emergency kit and listen to the entire radio program.

Minnesota Military Radio Hour talks Emergency Management

MMRLogo200.pngListeners to the Minnesota Military Radio Hour recently heard DPS/HSEM director Joe Kelly talk about emergency response and preparedness, and how the state provides assistance to communities in need.

Before coming to DPS/HSEM, Director Kelly served as a Brigadier General in the Minnesota National Guard.  Visit the Minnesota Military Radio website and listen to the broadcast.