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CSEPP Graded Decon Exercise
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 06:00pm - 08:30pm
Contact Sgt. Robert McCool, MCRS

This is the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) graded decontamination exercise for 2019.  This exercise will involve personnel from fire, EMS, rescue and law enforcement.  This exercise is graded by FEMA evaluators so it is important that all personnel participating in the exercise be familiar with their roles and responsibilities during a CSEPP decon operation. 

Squad personnel participating in this exercise (or an actual CSEPP event) are responsible for assisting Madison County EMS with equipment setup, moving patients, and assistance with patient assessment, care or monitoring as requested.  Squad personnel may also assist with overall decon site setup (e.g., setting up inflatable tents, barriers, signs, etc.) if not otherwise occupied assisting EMS. 

All Squad members who can do so, and who are familiar with the decon process, are strongly encouraged to participate in this exercise event. 

Required equipment:  Squad traffic safety vest 

Helpful equipment (not required): 800 MHz portable radio, flashlight 

Class C uniform (Squad T-shirt, blue pants) is strongly recommended for this exercise event but is not essential. 


All personnel participating in this exercise should arrive by the start time and park in the designated responder parking area.  Individuals arriving late and parking in the patient parking area will be treated as exposed patients and deconned. 

The best entry point to the decon site is from Magnolia Drive.  Directions:

From downtown / Lancaster Avenue:

  • Lancaster Avenue to Barnes Mill Road (across from EKU pedestrian entrance)
  • Barnes Mill Road west to Meadowlark Drive
  • Left onto Meadowlark Drive
  • Meadowlark Drive south to Magnolia Drive
  • Right onto Magnolia Drive
  • Left into the First Baptist Church parking lot

From the Bypass: 

  • EKU Bypass to Saint George Street
  • Saint George Street north to Barnes Mill Road
  • Right onto Barnes Mill Road
  • Barnes Mill Road east to Magnolia Drive 
  • Right onto Magnolia Drive
  • Right into the First Baptist Church parking lot


Location First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond