Emergency services practice hazardous material response during Hartley 'accident'
April 15, 2021
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...