Onalaska Police Reservists take part in search and rescue training at Green Coulee Park
ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Emergency crews were practicing their search and rescue skills in Onalaska.
The Onalaska Police Department’s volunteer reserve unit went through a scenario involving an actor posing as a lost hiker at Green Coulee Park.
It’s a part of the Reserve Unit’s monthly training exercises. These regular exercises are made as real as possible to show the reservists how the Police Department would handle a real-life missing person report.
“For a search and rescue, obviously we’re going to have a command post which we’re working in conjunction with the La Crosse County Emergency Dispatch today, and we will split the Reserve Units into teams and we’ll perform a modified grid search,” said Onalaska Police Department Sergeant Lisa Gerbig.
The mock search and rescue began at 6:30 Wednesday evening, and wrapped up at 9.
The volunteer reservists go through many police-related trainings and activities.
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