Recently, the HURT team visited our Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee to practice some high-flying maneuvers. They practiced rappelling from two different elevations at the plant, including one of the power plant stacks. They also performed a mock rescue, lowering one of their team members to the ground on a stretcher from the power plant’s roof.
The training is part of a continued partnership between We Energies and MFD as both agencies work together to enhance preparedness of first responders in an emergency. Our electric and gas crews often work alongside firefighters at fire scenes. We also help educate firefighters about the hazards associated with natural gas and electric emergencies.