Category Archive: Emergency Management

Oct 31

Siren System Installation and Testing

Estill County EMA/CSEPP is currently working to complete the installation of Estill County’s new siren system. Beginning on October 31st and over the next few days we will be sounding individual sirens and at the end of the installation process we will sound all sirens. While testing individual sirens you will hear the Westminster Chimes …

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Apr 26

Festival Safety Tips

It’s time for the Mountain Mushroom Festival and with the festival comes all kinds of great things. There is always great food, great entertainment and many great items to purchase. The Estill EMA/CSEPP office wants everyone to have fun and be safe through the festival weekend. Here are a few safety tips to make sure …

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Apr 26

Lightning Safety

Did You Know? In the United States there are an estimated twenty-five million lightning flashes every year! A spark of lightning can reach 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit and contain 100 million electrical volts!2 These are some pretty staggering numbers and if you are struck by lightning they don’t paint a very pretty picture.  So what is …

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Apr 26

Summer Safety

POOL SAFETY Never leave a child unattended near water in a pool, tub, bucket or ocean.  There is no substitute for adult supervision. Designate a “Water Watcher” to maintain constant watch over children in the pool during gatherings. Keep a phone at poolside so that you never have to leave the pool to answer the …

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Apr 26

Sun Safety

It’s almost summer! Time for cookouts, swimming, and many other outdoor activities. Many people forget to use sunscreen until it’s too late and we start to feel the burn from the hot sun. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays is vital for a number of important health reasons. Here are the top ten …

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Oct 04

Halloween Safety Guide – Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

Kids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Trick or treating isn’t what it used to be. It’s not as safe to let kids walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager …

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Oct 04

Home Heating Safety

If you use gas or propane you need to know: How to recognize a natural gas or propane gas leak in your home; if you detect a foul odor in you home or in the service line, leave the area immediately and call your local gas company. How to recognize a gas pipeline leak; look and …

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Oct 04

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The Estill County EMA/CSEPP office wants you know that carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States. Such common items as automotive exhaust, home heating systems and obstructed chimneys can produce the colorless, odorless gas. The gas can also be produced by poorly vented generators, …

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Oct 04

Dangers of Alternative Heating Sources

Dangers of Alternative Heating Sources Alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages or for added heat source during extreme cold weather. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death. Seek medical attention …

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Dec 13

Information for KY Counties Impacted by Tornado Outbreak

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1utjsfPiW5uaEeYIwjI3-eudAkt_GCaqRFBZPdHBpWAI/edit?usp=sharing

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