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Fatal Child Drownings Are On the Rise

Data identified June as the month with the highest fatality incident rate related to drowning and that residential locations made up 72 percent of reported fatal drowning incidents. A new report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combating drowning, which continues to be a public […]

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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, usually for financial gain. Identity thieves may attempt to use your credit cards, open new accounts in your name, or attempt to access your accounts. There are steps to take in order to protect yourself and your personal information […]

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Relocated Outdoor Siren Will Alert Downtown Lexington

Lexington residents and visitors in the downtown area are safer today with the successful relocation of an outdoor warning siren to the roof of the Fayette County District Court building. The siren has been located on the roof of the Lexington Police Department parking garage. “The police headquarters location did not provide for optimum alerting […]

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How to avoid poison plant burns

If you spend time outdoors, chances are you have been bothered by poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac at some point. Most people are sensitive to the plants’ oily sap. The sap is in the root, stems, leaves and fruit of these plants. If it gets on your skin, it causes a blistering skin rash. […]

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Lexington Emergency Management Wants to Buy You Lunch

Lexington Emergency Management needs your help as we train and prepare for emergencies and disasters.  Several times every year, we exercise plans for emergency responses, including providing shelter for those who may need to relocate from their homes in Lexington or other counties. When we exercise, we need people to act as those people who […]

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May is Stop the Bleed Month – Take a Class – Save a Life

Even in a city like Lexington, which has well-staffed emergency services with very low response times, it takes several minutes for professional responders to be dispatched and arrive at the scene of an accident. In those minutes, uncontrolled severe bleeding can be life-threatening. Hypovolemic shock sets in after a victim loses about 20% of total […]

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New Tick Species Found in Kentucky

Asian longhorned tick, the new species of tick found in the U.S. in 2017 has been found in Kentucky, according to the Entomology department at the University of Kentucky. The tick was found on an elk in Martin County, about 2.5 hours from Lexington, in 2018. This is the first new invasive tick species in […]

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Lexington Firefighters Will Install Free Smoke Alarms for Castlewood Park Residents

Lexington firefighters are taking their mission to reduce home fire deaths to the streets of Lexington on Saturday, May 18th. Firefighters plan to knock on more than 900 doors in the Castlewood Park neighborhood before the day is over. Saturday marks the fifth time firefighters have targeted a neighborhood with the goal of installing free […]

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Lexington’s 30th CERT Group Graduates After Final Exercise

After nine weeks of rigorous training, the latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class has graduated with a real-world exercise that simulated a tornado strike in a Lexington neighborhood.  This 30th CERT class brings the total number of trained response team members to more than 350. Check out the exercise photo gallery “The purpose of […]

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Make sure your backyard pool is a safe place for fun

Going swimming is a great way to cool off when summer rolls around and the temperature warms up.  Many people have pools in their backyard, but with every new pool installation, there is an increased risk of injury, and even death.  Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning, and drowning ranks fifth among […]

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