Chemical Spill Training
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GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Metro Fire Department training for disaster today.
The Fire Department says it's ready to respond to emergencies on the Fox River near Green Bay. The department spent the day learning how to use an "oil boom" in case of a chemical spill on the water. They also worked with the Coast Guard to figure out the most efficient way to respond.
"We have freightliners come down here and we need to be prepared in case there's a spill or something. We have to be able to cordon off that spill to save the environment," says Training Manager Sean Linssen with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.
Training leaders say they don't mind if boaters stop to watch the safety exercises but ask them to stay as far away as possible for safety reasons whenever the disaster crew is out on the water.