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Preparing for the worst: Community disaster training

The community of Gothenburg came together to practice an emergency preparedness drill on Wednesday, Sept. 6, which simulated a school bus collision with a grain truck at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center.

“We have regulations that require us to practice emergency preparedness drills on an annual basis”, said Mick Brant, Gothenburg Health CEO. “However, we ultimately want to have policies in place ensuring we are able to meet the needs of our community in the event of an actual emergency or crisis situation. The best way to develop these policies is through drill scenarios.”

Gothenburg EMS and the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene as well as Brady EMS, Dawson County law enforcement and Dawson County Emergency Management. Gothenburg law enforcement reported to Gothenburg Health to assist with security.

To read more of this story see the Aug. 30 edition of The Gothenburg Times.