The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Drill time!

Emergency services practice hazardous material response during Hartley 'accident'

 

April 15, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Scene from The Mist or an accident drill? A firefighter escorts an "accident" victim away from the smoke plume.

Local emergency personnel got to test their mettle last week during a special exercise aimed at improving their response to a hazardous material situation.

The scenario involved a multi-vehicle accident and was staged in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School parking lot. The pickup truck involved in the accident had unsecured tanks that were thrown from the vehicle and damaged, causing them to release a gas substance.

According to O'Brien County Emergency Management Director Jared Johnson, the exercise gave emergency responders and healthcare partners a chance to work through a hazardous m...



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