The Lexington-Fayette County Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is a division of Lexington-Fayette County’s Department of Public Safety. DEM works before, during, and after emergencies to minimize impacts on the community. Our work depends upon coordination with others in government, the private sector, and the wider community to promote risk reduction, readiness, response, and recovery. Our goal is a resilient community that can endure all hazards, adapt quickly to disruptions, and return to normal activities as soon as possible. Learn more from our 2019 annual report.
To learn more about our work, visit our pages that describe what we do and Lexington’s emergency operations center. To learn how you can help us make Lexington a stronger, safer community, see our page on getting involved. You also can get to know our staff or contact us for more information about any of our programs.