Programs

Programs 

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program - coordinates training for first responders and emergency management personnel located in the counties surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot that would respond in the event of a chemical release. The Kentucky CSEPP footprint contains ten counties including Madison County, where chemicals are stored at Blue Grass Army Depot [BGAD].  The remaining counties include Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Jackson, Jessamine, Laurel, Powell and Rockcastle.

Earthquake Program - During the winter of 1811-1812, at least three powerful earthquakes (believed to be magnitude 8 or above) and thousands of aftershocks were felt in America's heartland, in what's known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The region impacts parts of eight states, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi. Through our Earthquake Program it is our intent to provide helful resources and prepardness guidelines to educate and assist the public to prepare and plan in the event of a major earthquake.

The Emergency Management Assistance Compact - EMAC is a basic principle of "neighbor helping neighbor" in time of emergency. EMAC is intended to provide mutual aid to a state, from an assisting state, that can quickly and effectly respond while providing credentialed, certified, or sworn resources that have the necessary liability and insurance protection, as if they were responding within their own state.

Hazardous Materials Program provides Hazardous Materials training in different levels such as Awareness and Operations for a variety of disciplines such as fire, public works, clean up, emergency operation's center, and emergency support functions.

Planning - Planning guidance is provided to ensure that local, regional and state emergency operations plans meet minimum federal and state requirements for standard content, format and usability in the development and integration of Emergency Operations Plans.

Search and Rescue Program - The mission of the SAR Training Program is to improve the capabilities of search and rescue squads statewide. This page is dedicated to providing information on Search and Rescue programs and training that will be happening throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and as a resource of other  states' training opportunities.

Superfund Ammendments and Reauthorization Act Title III Program (SARA Title III) - The SARA Title III Program was established in response to the federal law passed in the wake of the Bhopal, India chemical tragedy in which 2,500 people lost their lives and tens of thousands more were injured.