Emergency exercise seems all too real, teaches preparedness
First responders and law enforcement from De Smet, Lake Preston, Arlington, Iroquois and Oldham joined local medical personnel to receive hands-on training Monday when Kingsbury County Emergency Management sponsored a full-scale emergency exercise in De Smet.
The realistic scenario that transpired was of two shooters in the Kingsbury County Courthouse during a simulated jury trial in the second-floor courtroom and a county commission meeting in the basement.
Kingsbury County Emergency manager Cindy Bau said a yearly exercise such as this is required through an agreement between state and local emergency management.
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