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 - "Serving our Commonwealth."

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Kentucky Department for Public Health Leading State’s Ebola Preparedness Efforts
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2014) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is coordinating multiple efforts related to Ebola preparedness to increase the level of readiness for hospitals, local health departments, other health providers and partners to deal with any potential cases of Ebola in the state in the unlikely event of such an occurrence. There have been no cases of Ebola reported in Kentucky at this time

Governor Beshear Proclaims Oct 13 - 19, 2014 Earthquake Awareness Week In Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2014) - Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the signing of an executive proclamation declaring Oct. 13 - 19, 2014, as Earthquake Awareness Week in Kentucky.

Kentucky Emergency Management Announces $1.2 Million Grant for Pike County Mountain Water District
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2014) - Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) today announced that the Pike County Mountain Water District will receive a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant totaling nearly $1.2 million.

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.



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