Trained Responders Learn to Drive Emergency Response Vehicles

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

When you need to get to people during an emergency, nothing should stand in the way. That's why trained responders took part in a road test on Saturday during the American Red Cross' 2nd Annual Wisconsin Disaster Conference.

Responders learned how to safely maneuver ERV's, or Emergency Response Vehicles, as well as taking food safety tests.

All vehicles contain clean-up kits, food, cold water, and hot coffee.

Organizers say it's important for them to not only know how to drive the vehicles accurately but also be able to assist those in need.

"When they drive a vehicle like this to a disaster, they're not only a sign of hope, they're providing something tangible to people who need it in a time of need," says Barbara Behling, of the American Red Cross.

It was the first time that the obstacle course has ever been done in Wisconsin.

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