Lexington Kentucky Chemical Emergency Preparedness, Fayette County Chemical Emergency Preparedness, L

Many companies in and around Fayette County manufacture, use, or store chemicals. As the presence of hazardous chemicals increases, the potential for exposure to these hazards also increases.

This brochure provides you with important information about what you should do in the event of a chemicals release emergency.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY...

Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The Emergency Alert System (formerly the Emergency Broadcast System) is a voluntary effort of the broadcast industry and federal, state, and local governments. It alerts the public in the event of an impending natural or industrial disaster and also provides appropriate instructions and updates on the status of the disaster.

The designated official Emergency Alert System station in Fayette County is WVLK-AM 590. Other local radio stations monitor the Emergency Alert System and immediately re-broadcast announcements.

Outdoor warning systems located in some parks will sound sirens and broadcast messages for public safety.

In Lexington, television Cable Channel 11 will broadcast special programming during emergency situations, when possible.

IF YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE:

IF YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO SHELTER IN PLACE:

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN IN SCHOOL?

Public safety officials will advise school authorities when to take protective actions. The Emergency Alert System will be used to advise the public of actions being taken to protect school children.

School authorities will take necessary steps to safely shelter children until informed by public safety officials that the danger has passed or that evacuation is necessary and safe.

Who we are...
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) help local communities protect their health, safety, and environment from chemical hazards. The LEPC for Fayette County was created as a direct result of the United States Congress passing Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986.

Local Emergency Planning Committee Membership
The LEPC represents all geographical areas and occupational disciplines throughout the community such as;

WHAT WE DO

The Mission of the Fayette County LEPC is to:
The LEPC works toward their objectives through such activities as:

WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

Contact the Division of Environmental and Emergency Management 258-3784 for: