First responders from several agencies in Brookings County will work with the South Dakota National Guard’s 82nd Civil Support Team to conduct joint exercises June 8 and 10 at the Swiftel Center and South Dakota State University.
The entities will conduct a joint hazardous material and law enforcement exercise at each location.
The exercise’s purpose is to establish and refine partnerships between local, state and federal agencies in responding to incidents involving hazardous materials that could overwhelm local resources.
The exercises are intentionally planned to be conducted away from heavily populated areas, but some aspects may be noticed within the city.
Residents are advised there will be responder vehicle movement and operational response actions that could pose a danger to unsuspecting observers. As a result, people are asked to not enter areas marked “Exercise in Progress” or “TRAINING.”
June 2, 2021