Nerstrand Fire and Rescue Participates in Full-Scale Exercise


In May, Nerstrand Fire & Rescue participated in a full-scale exercise in partnership with the MN DNR, Rice-Steele 911 Center, and Rice County Sheriff’s Office Drone/K-9/Emergency Management Teams. The scenario: a hiker is off trail, falls down a ravine and is injured. This scenario had multiple objectives: implement unified command and then transfer command; practice radio use; provide training for a new dispatcher; utilizing multiple methods to search for a victim in the park; and practice low angle rescue. Overall the training was a success and enjoyed by all involved.