Jackson County Emergency management


What is CSEPP

      The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) was created in 1985 when the US Congress passed a law directing the Army to dispose of its aging chemical weapons inventory with maximum protection of the public and environment as its primary consideration.

Since its inception, the primary goal of CSEPP has been to educate and enhance emergency preparedness in communities surrounding the chemical stockpile stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot.

There are 10 counties in Kentucky which are affected by the chemical stockpile.  Madison County, where the Bluegrass Army Depot is located, is considered the Immediate Response Zone (IRZ).  Clark, Powell, Estill, Jackson, Rockcastle and Garrard Counties make up the Protective Action Zone (PAZ).  Fayette, Jessamine and Laurel Counties are considered Host counties, in which citizens of the IRZ or PAZ may be deployed.

Until the chemical stockpile is safely destroyed, CSEPP will continue to support efforts to ensure a community’s preparedness and safety in the unlikely event of a chemical agent accident.

Know what to do

     One of the most important things to remember when a disaster happens is to be prepared.  To prepare ahead of time, assemble a family disaster kit.  This kit should contain six basics:  water, food, first-aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and special items.  Keep items you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container, such as a large plastic tote box, camping backpack or duffel bag.  Also, have a weather radio, important phone numbers and evacuation locations readily available.

Familiarize yourself with other emergency procedures like how to Shelter In Place, what your zone is if you are located in Madison or Estill Counties, evacuation routes for your area and where your reception center is in case of evacuation.  This and other pertinent information about keeping your family safe and prepared is located in the Disaster Information box on the bottom of the page.

                                                     Be Prepared

             Family Disaster Kit             Family Plan             School and Library List

             Emergency Procedures       Shelter-In-Place       Evacuation Procedures
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