WEVER – The Iowa Fertilizer Plant will be conducting safety drills Wednesday evening on the plant property just south of Wever.
Officials said emergency crews will be on site from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the drill is part of the on-going commitment and focus on safety, the environment and the well-being of the surrounding communities.
During this time, residents and those passing through the area will see heightened activity and noise at the plant and the use of emergency vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances, or helicopters. Additionally, alarms and sirens may also be heard during the simulated drill.
This two-hour training program will help ensure our 240-member Iowa Fertilizer team and other outside agencies remain fully prepared to respond to any unplanned emergency situations, even if those types of situations are unlikely to occur.
In the future, Iowa Fertilizer Company will continue to conduct these types of drills and will provide similar announcements to the community, local media, and other officials.