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Emergency response team FEMA certified

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has certified a team of emergency responders in Dakota County as an Incident Management Team (IMT). The Dakota County team is the first county-level team in the state to be certified, placing them in the top 2 percent of teams in the nation. The IMT is a standing team of trained experts who could be mobilized to assist a city, county, or state in the event of a sustained natural or man-made disaster. The National Fire Academy, a division of FEMA, trained the team over an eight-day period at the Dakota County Northern Service Center in West St. Paul. Thirty-two emergency responders from fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and public health agencies in Dakota County participated in the training. The training was funded by federal Homeland Security grants. Full Story

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