Chippewa County deputies get hazardous materials training

Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT
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Area law enforcement attended a hazardous materials awareness training.

It took place this afternoon at the Chippewa County Courthouse.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative hosted the demonstrations. He says it gave emergency personnel the opportunity to learn about what they could encounter with downed power lines and power sources.

“Very educational, there are demonstrations as to what could or can happen what the precautions are and not only protecting the officer, but protecting the area of concern along with the public safety in regards to electricity and down power lines,” said Kowalczyk.

Sheriff Kowalczyk says he mandated all his deputies attend the training.