‘Ring of Fire’ table top exercise featured at May 16 event

Bringing emergency partners together at Under One Roof event in Duluth

The Arrowhead Region Emergency Management Association (AREMA), Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) are partnering with Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) members for a sold-out table top exercise at Under One Roof, May 16 in Duluth.

A diverse group of 127 registrants – doctors, emergency managers, county officials – will participate in a ‘Ring of Fire’ exercise to learn what to do in the event of a catastrophic wildfire. HSEM sponsored the 9 to 11 a.m. exercise and AREMA and MNICS instructors have prepared the scenario based on the Bastrop County Complex Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history occurring in 2011 that killed two people, destroyed 1,673 homes and caused $325 million in damage.