North Dakota National Guard Unit Leads Disaster Exercise

August 16, 2013

More than 100 emergency responders have been practicing in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., for a possible disaster.

The North Dakota National Guard’s 81st Civil Support Team based in Bismarck is leading the week-long exercise, which focuses on a mock World Energy Forum meeting taking place in the metro area.

The scenario is based on the premise that several radiation devices have been stolen. It includes sweep of the Fargodome and Moorhead High School, along with simulated responses at a local hospital.

National Guard members from Minnesota, Wyoming and Oregon are participating in the drill, along with numerous federal, state, local and private industry representatives.

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