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Central Kentucky emergency crews hold disaster drill

Emergency crews from across central Kentucky prepared for the worst Wednesday morning.

They came together for a disaster drill at Lexington's Jacobson Park. The scenario was a disaster involving chemical weapons at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County.

Emergency management teams, fire departments, police departments, health care providers, and even area businesses and schools took part in the drill.

The goal of the drill was to determine the quickest and most effective ways to keep the public safe, in the event of a disaster at the depot.

"We are talking about weapons of mass destruction, and we are practicing an accidental release," Major Gregg Bayer of the Lexington Fire Department said. "How we could orchestrate a gross decontamination. We train for the worst case scenario, and that's what we're doing."

Emergency crews say it's important to conduct this disaster drill annually, so they can keep their skills fresh and to stay up to date on the latest technologies and techniques available to keep the public safe.


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