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UPDATE: All Mdewakanton Public Safety classes have been canceled until further notice.

Tactical Ropes Training

Mdewakanton Public Safety took training to new heights in November, utilizing a construction site for tactical rope rescue exercises. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is building a new hotel and meeting/event space, Mystic Lake Center. The unfinished structure provided a rare opportunity for firefighters to practice their new harnesses, select proper anchor points, and rappel at a realistic height (more frequently, training occurs about 50 feet from the ground). On the seventh floor of the hotel tower, they also practiced lowering and raising a basket carrying a simulated patient.