Jacobson Park closed next Wednesday morning for CSEPP Exercise

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- As part of its county-wide preparedness effort and its participation in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management, along with other public safety, health and medical, transportation and social service agencies, will conduct a disaster exercise at Jacobson Park on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

They say the exercise will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by 2 p.m. Jacobson Park will be closed to the public during that time.  There will be increased traffic in the area of the park that will include police and fire department vehicles as well as Lextran buses.

The Lexington exercise is part of a ten-county CSEPP activity that will simulate an accident involving chemical agents stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond.  In addition to activities at Jacobson Park, several local hospitals and social service agencies will also participate in the exercise.

The Lexington emergency operations center will coordinate Fayette County exercise activities, while other county emergency and public safety agencies will participate in the exercise in several locations.

The Madison County Emergency Management agency will coordinate exercise activities there as well as at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

More information about the CSEPP program is available at www.BeReadyLexington.com/CSEPP/.

The BeReadyLexington.com website features resources on preparedness, awareness and how to be ready for an emergency.

Information is also available on the DEM Facebook page – LexingtonKYEM – and also on Twitter – @lexkyem.

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