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Training exercise planned in Baldwin

Residents of the Village of Baldwin may notice extra law enforcement, EMS, Fire Department and other agencies equipment and personnel sometime within upcoming weeks.

A training exercise will be held during the morning hours. The specific date is not released to keep the training as realistic as possible.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, United Fire and Rescue, Village of Baldwin Police Department, Baldwin Area Medical Center, Baldwin/Woodville School District, Hammond Police Department, Woodville Police Department, St. Croix County Emergency Management, St. Croix County Emergency Communications (9-1-1) along with personnel from the National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management will be involved in this training exercise.

Planning for this training started in 2011. Two exercises have already taken place in preparation for this full-scale exercise. The exercise will be conducted in the morning with limited access to the areas involved in the training.

The exercise is used as a training session for all agencies. Conducting these exercises is a tool to help emergency response teams put into practical use the skills they have acquired.

Upon completion of the exercise an evaluation will be given to all participants. The evaluations will then be collected and a report created and sent to all agencies on their performance. The evaluation will enable all involved to improve upon their policies, procedures and tactical operations.

If an emergency were to arise during the training period, the training will be suspended.