Kentucky law establishes the Division of Emergency Management. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) is a division within Kentucky Department of Military Affairs. The role and responsibilities are governed by legislation outlined in Chapter 39 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
KYEM is a coordinating agency that partnerships with local governments, state and federal agencies, and the private sector to provide resources and assistance to all in need during disasters and major emergencies.
KYEM is headquartered on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.
The Recovery/Mitigation Branch is located at 100 Airport Road, Frankfort, Kentucky and the Planning and Training Branch are located at 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY and 11 area offices located throughout the state.
Currently, we have many programs within KYEM which include: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act Title III Program (SARA III, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, Earthquake Program, Search and Rescue Program, Individual Assistance Program, Public Assistance Program, Hazard Mitigation Program and the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board.