“Family Communications During Disasters”

Make A Plan Plan to Protect Yourself & Your Family Family Communications FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another. Think about how you will communicate in different situations. Complete a contact card for each adult family member. Have …


“Last Concrete Placement on Main Processing Building”

Last week, a major milestone was announced at the Bluegrass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) located at the Blue Grass Army Depot Chemical Activity area in Richmond. The exterior structure of the Munitions Demilitarization Building was completed. Construction workers including some from Garrard County used 12,400 cubic yards on concrete …

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“Back to School August 7th Safety Tips”

  Well it’s that time of year again. This Thursday, August 7th will be the first day back to school for the Garrard County School System. In an effort to help everyone keep everyone safe the students, teachers, bus drivers and all the other staff, here are some back to …


As Wars Wind Down, Depot Left Without Work

By Matt Laslo, WEKU News The Blue Grass Army Depot is preparing for further troop reductions, which has Kentucky lawmakers and business leaders in the region worried. WEKU Correspondent Matt Laslo reports from Washington. A perfect storm is brewing around the Bluegrass Army Depot. The economy in the state is already depressed …

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Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips: Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays is vital for a number of important health reasons. Here are the top ten steps you can take to protect your health.   When possible, avoid outdoor activities during the hours between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the …

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Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …


Nerve Agent Rocket Disassembly Machine

The machine should be arriving at the end of May. During BGCAPP plant operations, the remote-controlled Rocket Cutting Machine will safely separate the rocket motor from the warhead section. The rocket warhead, contains the agent and explosives. The machine will reside in the Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB). This is a …

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Here is how to protect yourself from lightning when working outdoors during stormy weather: Stay away from bodies of water. Do not use any plug-in power tools or machines. Do not stand by metal  objects, pipes, light poles, door frames, metal fences or communication towers. Find shelter other than a …

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Just remember these 3 simple words in the event of an earthquake. You want to DUCK under sturdy furniture, etc. then COVER,  your head with you arm to protect it and then HOLD on until the shaking from the quake is over.