MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Blue Grass Army Depot, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and county emergency management agencies will conduct the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise on Sept. 19. This exercise allows first responders, emergency managers, medical providers and schools to test their emergency plans.
The CSEPP exercise is a valuable tool for communities to work together and coordinate response to an incident. Emergency personnel and community volunteers within the 10-county area surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot will participate in this year’s exercise, putting their emergency response plans to the test.
Effective communication with potentially affected communities is a key focus of CSEPP emergency response plans. CSEPP counties will test the communication networks they have developed during the exercise. Sirens located in and around Blue Grass Army Depot and indoor Advisor Alert Radios will be activated.
Ensuring residents know what to do in the event of a chemical accident at the Depot has been a focus for CSEPP. Recent outreach campaigns on radio, video, print, and social media have emphasized the importance of being prepared for emergencies.
For more information about CSEPP and what residents can do to prepare for an emergency event, visit www.prepareKY.com. Follow on social media to learn more about how community emergency management personnel prepare for an event in Madison, Fayette, Estill, Clark, Garrard, Jessamine, Laurel and Rockcastle counties.
Media Release from Madison County Emergency Management