Are you ready for life’s “what ifs?” No matter what the emergency may be, it’s always best to make a plan and build a kit.


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Keep Your Cool in Extreme Cold

The polar vortex has returned to the Bluegrass and the mercury is dropping. Our tips on handling extreme cold can help you avoid cold-related injuries and other hazards.

Protect yourself, your family, and your pets from cold-related hazards.

Prepare your vehicle for winter travel.

Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer – Stay safe when using indoor heating sources

A fireplace or wood stove can make a room toasty warm during the winter, but during a power outage alternate heating systems can pose a carbon monoxide danger. Use any indoor heat source – especially those that burn wood or kerosene – safely.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home or workplace.

Learn About DEM

“Emergency management” is our name and our number one job – but what do we do around the DEM office when no disasters are happening?

Find out more about the emergency management cycle and how we help keep Lexington prepared and resilient.

What’s That Smell?

Hazardous industrial chemicals are all around us. They’re used in factories and businesses and they travel the roads and rails of Fayette County. When an accident causes a spill, prompt action is critical to staying safe.

Learn about hazardous materials and how to protect yourself from a HAZMAT incident.

Shelter In Place

In a hazardous materials incident, one protective order that authorities may give is shelter in place. It’s more than just staying indoors when the sirens wail.

Learn how to shelter in place at home, at work, or in public buildings.


Get involved with emergency preparedness in Fayette County. Join our Community Emergency Response Teams and be ready to help your friends and neighbors in case of a community emergency.

Learn more about CERT.


Special Needs Registry

Do you know someone who may need some extra help during an emergency? Are you wheelchair bound or on oxygen? Fill out your information here and our responders will be able to give you priority assistance.


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