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Disaster exercise set for Splash Station, YMCA

On Sept. 21 and 23, Dodge County first responders will be working the NE National Guard’s 72nd Civil Support Team conducting a joint Hazmat and Law Enforcement exercise at Fremont Splash Station and the Fremont YMCA.
The purpose of the exercise is to establish and refine valuable partnerships between local, state, and federal agencies in responding to incidents involving hazardous materials that may overwhelm local resources. The exercise is not COVID-19 related and has been scheduled since earlier in the year.
In the interest of safety, the exercise activities are intentionally planned to be conducted away from heavily populated areas, but some aspects may be noticed within the city due to its proximity of nearby businesses.
Residents are advised there will be responder vehicle movement and operational response actions that may pose a danger to unsuspecting observers, and are therefore asked to refrain from entering areas marked “Exercise in Progress” or “TRAINING” in the interest of uninterrupted training activity and for their own personal safety.
The exercise has been coordinated with the Dodge County Emergency Management and contacts within the City of Fremont. Please address any questions regarding exercise activities to Dodge County Emergency Manager Thomas Smith at 402-727-2785 or at dodgecoema@gmail.com.

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