ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Emergency responders are getting special training in preparation for the National High School Rodeo in Rock Springs in July.

The July 12-22 rodeo is expected to draw 1,500 competitors from across the country.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said Tuesday the training will include identifying hazardous materials and dealing with chemical agents, biological agents and explosives.

The Sweetwater and Sublette county sheriff's offices will participate, along with Rock Springs Police and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Also participating will be the Sweetwater County Health Department, Memorial Hospital of Sublette County and others.