Jacobson Park closed Wednesday for disaster exercise training

Lexington, KY. (WKYT) - Emergency managers from Lexington and other agencies are conducting a disaster exercise at Jacobson Park today.

The exercise is part of a ten-county Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) activity that simulates an accident involving chemical agents at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

"We conduct trainings and smaller exercises throughout the year, but this annual exercise gives all of the parties involved in CSEPP a chance to work together and test the various response actions that would be used if there was a real emergency," said Patricia Dugger, Director of Lexington Emergency Management. "We will have more than one hundred Lexington public safety staff involved in this exercise as well as members of social service and health care agencies."

Jacobson Park is closed to the public until 2 p.m. because of today's training.

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