Wetumpka plans full-scale training exercise

WETUMPKA, AL - Various city and county agencies in Elmore County will be participating in a Full-Scale Exercise Tuesday to enhance the response to an incident involving hazardous materials and unique law enforcement situations.

The Elmore County EMA and Homeland Security Office says the exercise will be conducted Tuesday evening at the Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer Boards Facility on Alabama Highway 14, just east of Wetumpka.

The exercise scenario will involve a hazardous materials situation and a unique law enforcement situation.

The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the ability of the agencies to respond to an incident involving a hazardous materials release, while at the same time responding to an armed intruder.

Officials say the point of conducting the exercise is to allow the participating agencies to assess their standard operating guidelines or procedures for responding to this type of emergency situation.

Agency leaders and representatives have been meeting over the last 2 months in preparing and planning the full scale exercise. The exercise will NOT affect the operation of the Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer Board.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Elmore County EMA and Homeland Security Office