Regional Response Exercise Today 16 May 14

Public health and medical personnel from around the region will be taking part in a regional disaster exercise today (FRI). The training event will focus on the activation and operation of mass dispensing clinics in response to a threat to public health in the region, and is being staged at South Central College in North Mankato. It’s designed as a way to assess the response capabilities of local emergency crews, as well as how they would collaborate if a large-scale event occurred. Medical crews from New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield will be participating, as well as Brown County officials and representatives of Martin Luther College.