Incident Command Center
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Mobile Unit is equipped to function as an Emergency Command Center. It contains space and technical capabilities for tactical planning for coordinating services in case of a large-scale event or emergency.
"The emergency response component of this unit allows the SMSC to help out in the event of a local or regional crisis," said SMSC Emergency Services Director Jim Muelken. "We are always looking at ways to be of assistance to the larger community if we are needed."
The Mobile Unit’s emergency response component includes radio, telephone, satellite, and video recording of the emergency scene as a part of the command center functions. During the Republican National Convention, the Mobile Unit, parked outside the Xcel Energy Center, was used as the Mobile Incident Command Center by the Saint Paul Fire Department. The Mobile Unit was the headquarters of the fire and emergency medical personnel and was used for planning and response.
“We appreciate the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s generosity, allowing us to use this state-of-the-art vehicle,” Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said. “This convention is really a regional event, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux’s participation demonstrates the strong support all the communities in the region provide each other during historic moments.”
The Mobile Emergency Command Center has been used by a local SWAT Team and the Morrison County’s Sheriff’s Department for training. During the annual SMSC Wacipi, it is used as a command center and first aid station. It is also used for search and rescue and other trainings around the state.
- Incident Command
- Medical Unit
- First Aid
- Automatic External Defibrillator
- 9,000 watt Night Scan light tower.
- 1,000 watt vehicle lights on the sides of trailer
- 4 Satellite phones
- 5 Laptops with internet, local and wide area networks.
- Smart Board in command area.
- 4 patient beds
- 12 Lead Cardiac Monitor
- 3 AEDs with 3 Lead Monitoring
- Advanced Life Support Bag
- Crash Cart
- Wheel Chair Lift
- Mammography Suite
- Chest X-ray Suite
- Staffed with Paramedics