Emergency preparedness drill planned for today

Don't be surprised if there are numerous Benton County sheriff's deputies and Kenne-wick firefighters at the Benton County Justice Center today.

The agencies will be conducting an emergency preparedness drill at the justice center, 7122 W. Okanogan Place, beginning at 9 a.m.

The drill is designed to test or evaluate the facility's fire alarm system, evacuation and accountability processes, emergency response teams, emergency equipment and incident command and control, said Undersheriff Jerry Hatcher.

The drill is expected to end at 10:15 a.m.