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Black Hills emergency responders train together

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Several different emergency agencies got together Wednesday to prepare for the worst.
 
The Medevac training was held near Brush Creek. This training brought together several organizations to practice how to rescue citizens and co-workers if needed. Some field exercises included practice in interagency communications, a helicopter hoist rescue and a life flight request.
This training not only helps in dire situations but it also improves relationships between the different agencies.
 
"It teaches them how to react in an emergency situation so that their not just starting from the beginning. They know how to hail in the helicopter, they know they can call great plains as another option in the event they need emergency help," said Sheri Fox, center manager for Great Plains Dispatch.

"Especially in a wildfire situation we need to be able to know who were working with and training's like this just help us get comfortable working with each others agency employees," said Brian Daunt, the assistant fire management officer for the Nebraska National Forest.
 
This was the fourth year the training has taken place and they plan on doing it again next year.
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