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Registration is now active for the 2019 Governor's Homeland Security and Emergency Management conference, which takes place from Feb. 12-14 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.
Visit the conference website to get information on speakers, hotels and registration. View the agenda and schedule at this link.
New this year: Bring your cell phone! All attendees will use a mobile app to access conference details instead of a printed conference booklet.
When an emergency happens along any one of Minnesota’s railways, it takes a collaborative effort to keep the surrounding communities safe. That’s why more than 100 emergency management personnel came together in Freeborn County during the first week of December. The “Back on Track” railroad exercise put those emergency plans into practice. It involved a fictional ethanol train derailment that prompted participants to walk through the various steps of responding to such an incident. Representatives from multiple city, county and state agencies worked together with the railroad companies to run through emergency plans and response scenarios. Learn more about rail safety in Minnesota.
Video Description: This video shows what happens behind the scenes during an exercise in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).