July 9, 2014

"Operation Wisconsin Dawn will be the largest and most sophisticated emergency response exercise in the state’s history.”

"At around 7:00 a.m. [July 17th] an explosive sound effect will be heard in Camp Randall Stadium.  Emergency vehicles will respond in real-time with lights and sirens – neighbors can expect the lights and sirens to cease by 10 a.m.  Nearby residents should also expect to see smoke, and acting victims with fake blood and injuries...."

Glad I — one of the nearby residents — noticed that.


Guildofcannonballs said...

These exercises are designed to groom participants toward violence as opposed to law.

They shall become secret, in numbers more numerous, moreso.

If only the "Clown on Clown off" meme had legs.

The fact is you logically would have to conclude anyone making a joke can never be serious or anyone never making a public joke is incapable, hence extreme.

So everybody is extreme 'cept me.

That's just the way I claim it to the point, one day, I might declaim.

madAsHell said...

My son is a fire fighter.
They train...

But at some point, a large scale training event becomes a promotional event. Is there a bond issue pending in the next election??

Please pardon my cynicism.

jimbino said...

Terrorists take note.

rhhardin said...

Tea party people are responsible for the attack. They always are.

Guildofcannonballs said...




You ain't be knowin'

Guildofcannonballs said...

"rhhardin said...

Tea party people are responsible for the attack. They always are."

To the extent you're never wrong as it happens you're right.

Sadly science, you, American version, was raped of significance.

Sure the money is good, but not so much as to save the nation, as it were as it were.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

"...residents should also expect to see smoke, and acting victims with fake blood and injuries...."

So, teacher's unions?

PB said...

Wisconsin Dawn. Is that the remake or the one with Patrick Swayze?

Guildofcannonballs said...

Fort Hood.

I remember it.

Islam remembers me.

I drove by D. Dietz memorial near Parker CO. I'll drive by it again.

Chuck said...

All of the bloody bodies and emergency personnel around Camp Randall...

It sounds like preparations for another rare Wisconsin upset of Michigan.

Anthony said...

Since it's Wisconsin, the exercise will be responding to a beer keg explosion, and dealing with the aftermath of tend of crazed Wisconsinites denied their beer for the day.

Smilin' Jack said...

Hopefully some real terrorists will take advantage of this (conveniently preannounced for them) distraction, putting an end to this kind of stupid shit.

tim in vermont said...

I used to live in New Hampshire and knew an EMT there. I was at the state fair when a stunt driver apparently died behind the wheel during a stunt and the car careened into a waffle stand, killing a couple of people and wounding a couple dozen or more. The EMT said that they had just practiced a mass casualty situation two weeks prior and the situation was handled very smoothly from a response perspective for that reason. A plan existed for triage, transportation to the hospital, they used school buses, etc.

Kirk Parker said...

During my last year in college, I worked part-time as a pharmacy tech at one of the local hospitals.

This hospital was a participant in some big county-wide emergency-preparedness exercise.

Until one of the people participating in the exercise walked into the tail rotor of on the the helicopters. OOPS! Suddenly it's not just an exercise. (Yes, the person died.)

MadisonMan said...

One wonders how much this costs.

I'm guessing that a bureaucrat somewhere has spent the last 12 months focusing solely on this. To what end? So they can say they're "ready"? (For what?)

At least I'll be able to see what's going on while I bike in along the bike path.

carrie said...

They have been doing something like this since the 1960s or 1970s because I was recruited to be one of the "victims" in my hometown when I was a teenager. Even back then they put realistic makeup/etc. on to mimic the injuries--I think my eyeball was hanging out.

mikee said...

The first weekend of my college experience, I lay asleep at dawn as the ROTC on campus began a weekend exercise on the campus golf course, firing blanks and exploding things for effect.

My roomie of three days, asleep in the upper bunk, screamed out loud, flung himself out of the bunk across the room and under the desk, then after a few seconds sheepishly realized what was happening.

He'd spent the summer in Peru as a tourist, and had seen some stuff.