First Responders Get Hands on Training at a Staged Bus Crash

The Training Comes Just After 2 Bus Crashes in Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn.- Fire fighters and emergency responders are the first ones on the scene when a crisis happens. Today, many agencies like midway first responders, St. Louis County Rescue, and the Proctor fire department were in Proctor getting hands on training on what to do in the case of an automobile accident.

First responders arrived at the staged scene of a 3 vehicle collision. A Bus had t-boned a car, and a 3rd vehicle had rear ended the bus. Victims, played by proctor high school drama students were rescued out of the vehicles and treated by the first responders.

Organizers say the hands on experience is a crucial part of the first responders’ training.

“There is nothing like hands on. There’s cerebral knowledge, you can get the comprehensive stuff to talk about it, but there’s no substitution for getting out and getting your hands on tools, and it’s a great orientation element as well,” said Rick Slatten from the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.

This was the 3rd bus rescue training held in Proctor.

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