Kentucky Emergency Management

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) 

Kentucky Emergency Management is a division of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs and its role and function are governed by legislative action as dictated in Chapter KRS 39A-F of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The Kentucky Emergency Management consists of our main office located on Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY, and field offices across the Commonwealth.

Vision - A resilient commonwealth that is safe, secure, and prepared for emergencies and disasters, because of the programs and efforts of a superior emergency management team that is staffed and led by professional managers and administrators."

Mission - Protect and restore our commonwealth.

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Knighten Named Assistant Director Of Kentucky Emergency Management
Frankfort, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2014) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) Director Michael E. Dossett has announced the appointment of Richard “Rich” Knighten to the position of assistant director of operations for KYEM.

KYEM's Geni Jo Brawner Named Mitigation Manager of 2014
FRANKFORT. Ky. (Sept. 18, 2014) - Kentucky Emergency Management Director Michael E. Dossett was pleased to offer congratulations to Geni Jo Brawner, who received the 2014 Mitigation Manager of the Year Award at the Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers (KAMM) Conference, held last week at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. Ms. Brawner accepted the award during a standing ovation from friends and colleagues.

Emergency Management Participating In Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Exercise
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and State Cabinet personnel will gather Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located at Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, to participate in the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise. The annual exercise typically simulates an event involving chemical agents at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond.

Emergency Management Seeks Federal Help for Flooded Counties 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 8, 2014) – After a back-to-back wallop of severe thunderstorms in eastern Kentucky last month, Kentucky Emergency Management officials said the damages are severe enough to warrant investigation by federal agencies to determine possible assistance to homeowners and businesses.

September 2014 - Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month.


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