As seen in the Hudson Star Observer 6-3-15:
Emergency Safety Drill Planned: Hudson Hospital is part of this emergency training drill and will experience additional training activity around the Emergency Center on Tuesday, June 9. This is only a drill. We are participating in this drill to ensure our staff is prepared and our procedures are in place in order to protect our patients, visitors and staff.
Residents of the city of Hudson may notice extra law enforcement, EMS, fire department and their agencies equipment and personnel sometime within upcoming weeks. A training exercise will be held during the day. The specific date is not released to keep the training as life like as possible.
The Hudson School District, City of Hudson, Police Department, St. Croix County Sheriff;s Offices, Hudson Fire Department, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, St. Croix Emergency Medical Service, the village of North Hudson Police Department, St. Croix County Emergency Management, St. Croix County Emergency Communications (911) along with personnel from the U.S. Army Reserve and Wisconsin Emergency Management will be involved in this training exercise.
Planning for this training exercise started in 2013. Two exercises have already taken place in preparation for this full-scale exercise. The exercise will be conducted all day with limited access to the areas involved in the training.
The exercise is used as a training session for all agencies. Conducting these exercises is a tool to help emergency response teams put into practical use the skills they have acquired. Upon completion of the exercise an evaluation will be given to all participants. The evaluations will then be collected and a report created and sent to all agencies on their performance. The evaluation will enable all involved to improve upon their policies, procedures and tactical operations.
If an emergency were to arise during the training period, the training will be suspended.
For more information, call Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, the Hudson School District Communications Services Coordinator at 715-377-3795.