7/26/17 – Emergency responders in the Dodge County-area will be participating in a full-scale exercise tomorrow at the Grande Cheese Distribution Center in Lomira. Dodge County Emergency Management Director Amy Nehls says the exercise will test current plans for communications, coordination, emergency public information and warning, responder safety and health and hazardous materials responses while also testing onsite management with Incident Command and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Nehls says the exercise provides an opportunity for first responders and other stakeholder agencies to test their plans in a real-time simulation. She says that allows those responders to train and practice together to ensure that incident communications, management and tactical skills are ready should a real emergency situation occur. The exercise will be held tomorrow from 5pm until 9pm at the Grande Cheese Distribution Center at 1400 Industrial Drive in Lomira. The agencies participating include police, fire and-or first responders from Lomira, Theresa, Brownsville and Knowles in conjunction with representatives from the Grande Cheese plants in Lomira and Brownsville, Wisconsin Emergency Management and several Dodge County agencies including Emergency Management, HAZMAT, the sheriffs office and dispatch.