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Upcoming training and event announcements are listed on the calendar below. 

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Upcoming Training Events

Managing Winter/Cold Emergencies

December 09, 2017


Winter/Cold Emergencies is a no-cost training as a result of collaborative efforts between Barron County stakeholders to provide enhanced incident management and patient care.



This five (5) hour training provides how to identify, assess, and treat winter and cold related emergencies. There will be a 60 minute lecture from Dr. Carpenter (Lakeview Medical Center), followed by a 60 minute skills session, and then a 2-hour hands-on field scenario.  


Topics will include:


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Trauma Assessment

C-Spine Considerations involving Helmets

Wilderness Transport Options

Overview of Local Resources

Incident Management and Special Considerations



Pre-hospital personnel from EMS, fire departments, first responder agencies, air medical programs, and hospital staff.



This course is approved for (4) CEs through WI EMS as topical or flexible content hours.


Field scenario will be held outside, please dress appropriately. 

Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response

February 08, 2018

Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response (HME) was developed by the New  Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) and provides first responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively prevent, interdict, and respond to an imminent threat caused by HME laboratories and producers.


The course will focus on the various components and manufacturing processes of homemade explosives, response considerations when encountering homemade explosives, enhancing community situational awareness, and ensuring appropriate personal protection.


Topics covered include but are not limited to:


  • Basic explosive physical/chemical properties and hazards


  • Variables that influence explosive effects


  • Indicators of HME/IED manufacturing


  • Distinguishing between a HME lab and a clandestine drug lab


  • HME scene safety and security


  • Case studies of recent HME incidents


  • Community awareness and education


Barron County Sheriff's Department


New Mexico Tech


Barron County Justice Center

1420 Highway 25 North,

Barron, WI, 54812

Introduction to Wildland Fire Suppression

February 17, 2018


The Barron County Sheriff's Department has partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to host "Introduction to Wildland Fire Suppression" training. 



This is a nine (9) hour course designed to provide the necessary training to assist your fire department in achieving compliance with NFPA 1051 standards for professional wildland firefighter qualifications at the Wildland Firefighter level. This also bridges the training requirement from a Structural Firefighter 1 to a Wisconsin DNR Wildland Firefighter, making you eligible to compete for part-time Wildland Firefighter positions with the DNR. 


This is a no cost training and lunch will be provided. 



Firefighters certified at the Structural Firefighter 1 level

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Previous Training Events

SWAT Training

August 30, 2017

August 30 2017

Rice Lake

SWAT Training

Members from the Barron and Rusk County Emergency Response Team (ERT) train together, practicing physical agility and firearms. 

Kids Safety Camp

June 09, 2017

June 9 2017

Anderson Park (Barron)

Kids Safety Camp

Barron County 911 Dispatcher T. Mazel explains to local kids what type of information is needed when calling 911. 

Active Shooter Training

January 27, 2017

January 27 2017

WITC - Rice Lake

Active Shooter Training


Barron County Sheriff's Department instructing local business employees on how to prepare, respond, and recover from an active shooter incident. 

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