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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.