Disaster Response and Preparedness

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

Nov 8, 2016

More than 300,000 Kentucky hunters preparing for this years deer season should be aware there are at least 22 wildland fires burning, many in southeast Kentucky, as drought conditions persist across the state. About 14,000 acres have burned in the Commonwealth since Oct. 29. Hunters also need to check the counties they will be hunting to see if their have been...

GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

Nov 7, 2016

Burn bans generally prohibit the following: Burning of forest, grass, crops, woodlands, marshes or other similar areas. Burning leaves or debris. Campfires, bonfires and warming fires. Open pit cooking and charcoal grilling. Use of fireworks and welding may also be prohibited or regulated.                                                ...

How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

Oct 28, 2016

Face Facts: Masks can obstruct your child’s view, instead apply nontoxic face paints. Make sure oversized hats, helmets, or headpieces won’t interfere with their vision. Costume Cautions: Choose bright colors that make your child more visible in the dark. Any store bought costumes and accessories (masks, beards, wigs) must be labeled “flame...

“It’s Not Just A Stop Sign”

“It’s Not Just A Stop Sign”

Aug 2, 2016

As a new school approaches for hundreds of thousands of Kentucky schoolchildren, motorists will soon start seeing reminders across the state to watch out for stopped school buses. “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.” “It is paramount that our children arrive at school and back home safely each day,” said Kentucky Education...

5 Ways to Stay Safe in A Tornado

5 Ways to Stay Safe in A Tornado

May 17, 2016

DON’T RELY ON SIRENS: Take cover if you do hear a siren. But be aware that sirens typically warn across entire counties and can’t be heard inside. Instead, get a weather radio and a GPS-based weather app that will wake and warn you if you’re in the path. AVOID MOBILE HOMES AND CARS: These are two of the most dangerous places to be in a...

Winter Weather-Indoor Safety

Winter Weather-Indoor Safety

Jan 24, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home. Keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Check the temperature in your home often during extremely cold weather. Leave...