Emergency Services Drill Set For Wednesday

Date posted - August 16, 2016

sioux sheriff emblem side of carSioux County, Iowa — Emergency responders from throughout Sioux County will gather west of Sioux Center tomorrow (Wednesday, August 17th) evening for a training exercise.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, the full-scale training exercise will be held at Siouxland Energy Cooperative, which is located at 3890 Garfield Avenue, west of Sioux Center.  The Sheriff’s Office says the exercise will involve Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire personnel responding to the ethanol plant for a simulated accident.

The excercise is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm and conclude around 8:30 pm Wednesday.  Authorities say this exercise is held to give responders practice in realistic situations, to work on their skills, and test their preparedness plan.

Sioux County Sheriff’s authroties ask that, in the interest of safety for the participants and motorists, please use an alternate route near the ethanol plant during the time of the exercise.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, the Sioux Center Fire Department and the Sioux Center Ambulance thank Siouxland Energy for partnering with area responders to make this valuable training possible.

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