Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM)

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) 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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KY Remains Under a State of Emergency: During and after last week's winter storm, which resulted in the governor declaring a State of Emergency, KYEM has had several calls from the general public asking questions regarding employers requiring employees report for work. There is no definitive ending date for a State of Emergency issued by a Governor. As long as life and public property are at risk or response efforts are ongoing, the State of Emergency is in effect. States of Emergency direct that the State activate emergency response activities to assist local governments in dealing with a disaster event. During a State of Emergency, the requirement to report to work is solely determined by the employer, unless there is express language in the State of Emergency which forbids travel or establishes a curfew.