Jefferson County will host a community emergency exercise Wednesday, Sept. 20. The drill is sponsored by the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

The exercise will focus primarily on preparing local healthcare facilities and emergency responders to effectively respond to disasters within the county.

Participants will include the Jefferson County Judge, Road Department, OEM, MECA, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Coroner, city of Pine Bluff Mayor, police department, fire department, street department, Arkansas Convalescent Center, Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, Trinity Village, RACES, American Red Cross, JRMC, Watson Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, EASI, Pine Bluff Arsenal Fire Department, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Department of Human Services and Department of Health.