Local First-Responders Learn From Minnesota Bridge Disaster

November 8, 2007
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Some local emergency responders got a lesson in preparedness on Monday night directly from crews who responded to the Minneapolis bridge collapse three months ago.

First-responders shared their stories with about 50 Illinois and Wisconsin EMS professionals in Baraboo on Monday night, WISC-TV reported.

“You don’t train to go through a 100-foot embankment, going in waist- or chest-deep of water, and extricate people,” said first-responder Jeff Lanenberg. “That’s stuff you can’t dream up in the movies half the time, but we did it that day.” (WISC TV)