Disaster Response and Preparedness

Alternate Routes: Lessons Learned

Alternate Routes: Lessons Learned

Jun 6, 2017

What this means for child care programs: Plan out your travel routes, do you cross over or under any roads? How would your route change if these routes were suddenly closed? Review your communication plans. The collapse in Atlanta stranded people in grid-lock for hours. Parents, how would you communicate to your provider about the delay? Providers, what...

To Safely Dispose of Chemical Weapons, The U.S. Army Has Developed Some Next-Level Tools

To Safely Dispose of Chemical Weapons, The U.S. Army Has Developed Some Next-Level Tools

Jun 1, 2017

As lethal as any conventional attack, compounds like sarin and the nerve gas VX also cause an alarming amount of pain and suffering, and have been frowned upon by international governing bodies since at least the late 19th century. But getting rid of lethal chemicals encased in explosive shells is no simple task. For decades, the U.S. simply buried or burned its...

10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know

10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know

May 20, 2017

There’s no denying that motorcycles are cool, fun and fuel-efficient. But it’s also true that riding a motorcycle is more risky than driving a car. The reality is, a crash as a motorcyclist is about 30 times more likely to be fatal than as a motorist, there are plenty of dedicated riders who are able to steer clear of accidents and enjoy their bikes without...

Chemical Weapons Convention systematic inspection a success

Chemical Weapons Convention systematic inspection a success

May 19, 2017

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky.  Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited the Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA), located at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, May 12-17 to perform the systematic stockpile verification inspection, an annual process that has been taking place for 20 years. The inspection team assured...

McConnell: Budget Secures Resources to Benefit Kentucky

McConnell: Budget Secures Resources to Benefit Kentucky

May 16, 2017

The $1 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday not only keeps the federal government open through September, it also includes additional money to pay for the destruction of chemical agents stored at Blue Grass Army Depot. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, the Senate Majority Leader, announced the measure contains over $380 million for the...