Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
ST. PAUL -- Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature.
"It takes just one of these trains at the wrong place at the wrong time for a catastrophe," Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, told fellow members of the House public safety committee Wednesday before it approved funding a program to provide more training funds for first responders to oil incidents.
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