Exercise Puts Readiness to the Test

June 12, 2023

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. – A Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program exercise is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 on the Blue Grass Army Depot. Madison County Emergency Management Agency will conduct decontamination exercises on Tuesday, June 13 at two sites in Madison County.

Blue Grass Chemical Activity first responders, along with BGAD and Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, are slated to participate in this exercise with support from Madison County Emergency Management Agency. Decontamination exercises are a collective effort between Madison County, City of Richmond, and City of Berea first responders.

Residents and travelers around the depot may hear the Westminster Chimes as a part of the June 14 exercise.

For more information about the exercise on June 14 at the Blue Grass Army Depot, contact BGCA Public Affairs Specialist Jana Felts. For more information about the decontamination exercise on June 13, contact Madison County EMA/CSEPP Public Relations Coordinator Makenzie Davis.

Ensuring residents know what to do in the event of a chemical accident- whether occurring on a railway, interstate, highway, factory, or the depot- has been a focus for CSEPP. 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, Powell, Jackson and Rockcastle counties.

For more information, contact:
Jana Felts, Public Affairs Specialist
Blue Grass Chemical Activity
(859) 625-8004

Makenzie Davis, Public Relations Coordinator
Madison County EMA/CSEPP
(859) 893-2057