Plans and Tips

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

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 …

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GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

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.               …

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How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

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 …

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“It’s Not Just A Stop Sign”

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 …

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5 Ways to Stay Safe in A Tornado

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 …

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Winter Weather-Indoor Safety

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 …

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Tips for Blackouts

1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts. 2. Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there’s room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, …

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Home Makeover: Winter Edition

  Just as you would add winter care items to your emergency kit to prepare for the upcoming season, your home can also use a winter makeover. Properly preparing your home for cold temperatures can keep you safe and warm, and lower your energy costs. Here are a few tips …

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“HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS”

Garrard County Emergency Management would like to wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”. Here are some quick reminders for you to help make your Holiday Travels safer in a vehicle. Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car: •Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing. …

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Training – ICS 400 Dec 6-7

The Garrard County EMA/CSEPP office will be hosting ICS 400, Advanced ICS Command & General Staff for Complex Incidents, on Saturday, December 6-7 beginning at 8 AM. Anyone interested in attending the course should register on the Kentucky Emergency Management website. Other training opportunities in and around Garrard County can …