Dubois County emergency services holding local disaster training exercise

The Dubois County Local Emergency Planning Committee will host a live exercise on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

The exercise will simulate a hazardous material incident at the City of Jasper Gas & Water Department, 852 Second Ave. and is designed to improve local responders’ abilities to handle an incident involving a hazardous chemical release.

This is a full-scale exercise and will allow all participants to respond and train as if it were a real situation. The exercise is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and end by 12:00 p.m.

The scenario will consist of a simulated release of chlorine gas from a valve undergoing maintenance in the chemical building. There will be numerous emergency responders and emergency vehicles in the area from 825 Second Ave to 1370 Crossroad Ave. by the bowling alley in Jasper during this time. Local police, fire, EMS, dispatchers, hospital personnel, hazmat teams, industry, safety and environmental managers, and EMA Staff are encouraged to attend.

This is for exercise only. If you have any questions, please call Tammy Humbert, Director Dubois County EMA at (812) 482-2202 or Shawn Werner at 812-481-7050 or email at tjhumbert@duboiscountyin.org