Kentucky Emergency Management Archive

  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. —  During the winter of 1811-1812, the New Madrid fault line shook several times. The quakes were the strongest earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains since Europeans settled the continent. The movement of the Earth reversed the flow of the Mississippi River and rang bells on the East Coast, more than 1,000 miles away. Two hundred years later, scientists say the seismic zone situated along the Kentucky-Missouri border is at high risk for another major earthquake at any moment. To prepare for the possibility of a catastrophic […]

    Kentucky Guard, Emergency Management partner for earthquake readiness

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. —  During the winter of 1811-1812, the New Madrid fault line shook several times. The quakes were the strongest earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains since Europeans settled the continent. The movement of the Earth reversed the flow of the Mississippi River and rang bells on the East Coast, more than 1,000 miles away. Two hundred years later, scientists say the seismic zone situated along the Kentucky-Missouri border is at high risk for another major earthquake at any moment. To prepare for the possibility of a catastrophic […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — A recent communications exercise “showcase” held at Boone National Guard Center last April gave the Guard a chance to flex its muscles and strengthen its partnerships with local agencies. “This showcase was developed to demonstrate interoperability with different agencies and new technologies,” said Chief Warrant Officer David Barker, wireless IT manager for the Kentucky National Guard. “We had eighteen different communications command vehicles and trailers from eleven different agencies. Most if not all had some type of reach back communications capability to support data and voice without land […]

    Communications exercise showcases National Guard capabilities, strengthens partnerships

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — A recent communications exercise “showcase” held at Boone National Guard Center last April gave the Guard a chance to flex its muscles and strengthen its partnerships with local agencies. “This showcase was developed to demonstrate interoperability with different agencies and new technologies,” said Chief Warrant Officer David Barker, wireless IT manager for the Kentucky National Guard. “We had eighteen different communications command vehicles and trailers from eleven different agencies. Most if not all had some type of reach back communications capability to support data and voice without land […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, the adjutant general for the Kentucky National Guard and emergency management officials from across the state for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Oct. 21, 2013. The two-story, 26,150 square-foot facility replaces the former CEOC, built in the 1970s. The new building is constructed to withstand a variety of threats and weather conditions, including winds of up to 250 miles per hour.  It is […]

    Kentucky cuts ribbon on new emergency operations center

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, the adjutant general for the Kentucky National Guard and emergency management officials from across the state for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Oct. 21, 2013. The two-story, 26,150 square-foot facility replaces the former CEOC, built in the 1970s. The new building is constructed to withstand a variety of threats and weather conditions, including winds of up to 250 miles per hour.  It is […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) is in the final stages of completing the new Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.  As one of the final tests of the new building, a variety of agencies from across the Commonwealth also assessed their skills with a large-scale exercise, Sept. 18, 2013. Utilizing emergency managers from each region of the state, the agency simulated an accident involving chemical agents at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky. The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) […]

    Kentucky puts new emergency operations center to test

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) is in the final stages of completing the new Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.  As one of the final tests of the new building, a variety of agencies from across the Commonwealth also assessed their skills with a large-scale exercise, Sept. 18, 2013. Utilizing emergency managers from each region of the state, the agency simulated an accident involving chemical agents at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky. The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) […]

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