Monday, April 15, 2013

Emergency Management Training Exercise in Milton on April 18, 2013

The City of Milton, in partnership with the School District of Milton, Rock County Sheriff’s Office, and Rock County Communications Center, will be conducting a training exercise on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Milton High School, located at 114 W. High Street in the City of Milton.

The emergency management training exercise is designed to train and evaluate our community’s capacity to respond to a critical incident at the high school.  The simulation for the training exercise involves school district staff, public safety units at the City and County level, and the City’s Public Works Department as they train their response plan to a simulated critical threat in the parking lot of the high school. 

The training exercise will create the presence of a large number of public safety vehicles in the 100 block of W. High Street and around the perimeter of the high school.  As part of the exercise, as well as to ensure the safety of students, staff, and others participating in the exercise, the public access roads in and around the school will be barricaded and remained closed from approximately 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on April 18, 2013.  We ask that individuals who normally drive or walk in that area at that time find an alternate route for that day so that we can complete the necessary training. 

All units of government involved in the exercise at the City, County, and School District have been working diligently to update and train on critical response plans as a part of our on-going commitment to the safety of students and staff within our City’s schools. 

If you have any further questions about the planned exercise, please contact City Administrator Jerry Schuetz at (608) 868-6900 ext. 4 or by e-mail at