Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) coordinates preparedness measures for the 10 t would respond in the event of a chemical release at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The Kentucky CSEPP footprint contains Madison County, where chemicals are stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot, and the counties of Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Jackson, Jessamine, Laurel, Powell and Rockcastle.
Earthquake Program - During the winter of 1811-1812, at least three (3) powerful earthquakes (believed to be magnitude 8 or above) and thousands of aftershocks were felt along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The zone impacts parts of eight (8) states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The Earthquake Program it is intended to provide helpful resources and preparedness guidelines to educate and assist the public in planning and preparing for a major earthquake event.
The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) is a national system to quickly and effectively provide mutual aid to an impacted state with credentialed, certified, or sworn resources, with liability and insurance protection, as if they were responding within their own state.
Hazardous Materials Program provides Hazardous Materials training for a variety of disciplines such as fire, public works, clean up, emergency operation's center, and emergency support functions.
Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KERC) Kentucky adopted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) into law through Kentucky Revised Statues (KRS) 39E and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) found in 106 KAR Chapter 1. EPCRA requires that every State have a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). In Kentucky, the SERC is known as the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KERC). The KERC was established to implement provisions related to hazardous substance and develop policies, standards, and reporting requirements. The KERC also provides information to the public concerning hazardous substances in the community.
Qualification System (KQS) represents the implementation and management of the
National Qualification System (NQS) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KQS
concentrates upon the training and certification of Incident Management Teams
(IMTs) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Assistance Teams.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are community based organizations that assist in preparing for emergencies, particularly those concerning hazardous materials. They develop emergency response plans and provide information about chemicals in the community to the citizens.
Planning Program provides guidance to ensure that local, regional, and state Emergency Operation Plans meet federal and state requirements for standard content, format and usability.
Search and Rescue Program (SAR) - The mission of the SAR Training Program is to improve the capabilities of search and rescue squads statewide. This link provides information regarding Search and Rescue programs and training opportunities.
Superfund Ammendments and Reauthorization Act Title III Program (SARA Title III) - The SARA Title III Program was established in response to federal law passed after the Bhopal, India chemical tragedy in which 2,500 people lost their lives and tens of thousands others were injured.