• Preparedness
    Spring Preparedness Maintenance

    Daylight savings time begins this Sunday, March 13th. The day we set our clocks forward is the traditional reminder to change our smoke detector batteries and check their function. Why not take the opportunity to ensure the rest of your emergency preparations are in order too? Also check the batteries in: Flashlights...

  • DEM Partners
    NWS Weather Spotter Class Scheduled in Lexington, KY

    The Lexington Division of Emergency Management, along with the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross are sponsoring a National Weather Service Weather Spotter Class. The class will be held on Monday, March 7 from 7-9pm at the American Red Cross offices in Lexington at 1450 Newtown Pike. Ron Steve of...

  • CERT
    Spring CERT Class Starts

    Lexington’s Spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) got off to a good start last night. Led by Shelley Bendall, EM’s preparedness coordinator, 15 people began their 9 weeks of study in emergency response. The class will conclude with a real-life emergency response exercise. CERT classes include: Basic Emergency Management Light Search and...

  • Severe Storms Preparedness Month
    Ways to Get Ready for Severe Storms

    As part of Severe Storms Preparedness Month, the Lexington Division of Emergency Management (DEM) has several activities planned to remind people in and around Fayette County to be prepared for severe spring weather. Throughout March, drivers will be reminded to “Be Prepared” via electronic portable message boards at several intersections throughout Lexington....

  • Build a Kit
    March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month for Fayette County

    Severe weather can happen during any month of the year in Fayette County, but March is particularly hazard-prone. That’s why the Lexington Division of Emergency Management designates March as Severe Storms Preparedness Month. “March weather is especially unpredictable,” says Patricia Dugger, Director of Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management. “Last year, Fayette County...

  • DEM Partners
    Yep, those message boards are ours.

    You may be here because you recently encountered a portable message board directing you to our site. If so, welcome! We are the Lexington-Fayette County Division of Emergency Management (DEM), your local government agency for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Four sign boards around town – bearing messages about spring weather,...

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