Disaster Response and Preparedness

New Public Alert System

New Public Alert System

Jul 6, 2017

Garrard County Emergency Management Agency and CSEPP are implementing a new public alert system, Regroup. Regroup will allow public safety agencies in Garrard County and the City of Lancaster to notify the public about dangers, events and other public safety matters that may affect the public. Users can enter in multiple phone numbers, e-mail addresses and...

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...

“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...

EOC Construction Update Dec. 1

EOC Construction Update Dec. 1

Dec 1, 2014

The staff here at Garrard County EMA/CSEPP and over at Bluegrass 911 are very excited about the construction of the new facility that will become the new home for both agencies. We plan on writing updates and sharing photos about the progress of the construction on a regular basis. So keep coming back for more information. Having lost five work days of...

Preparedness Survey

Preparedness Survey

Jul 14, 2014

This week many of you have or will receive a letter from our office asking you to participate in an online survey. If you receive this letter you were randomly selected and participation is greatly appreciated. The survey is short and will only take about 10 minutes to complete. If you prefer or do not have internet access there is also a toll-free number you...

Sign Up for Public Emergency Alerts

Sign Up for Public Emergency Alerts

Feb 11, 2014

Garrard County Emergency Management Agency/CSEPP has had a tremendous amount of calls about the public emergency alert system since last week’s “Boil Water” advisory. The CodeRED system allows Garrard EMA/CSEPP and Blue Grass 911 to rapidly send out phone calls, texts, emails and TTY/TTD messages regarding dangerous situations to the public in...