CSEPP was developed to bring together federal, state and local government agencies to ensure public safety and that local agencies and communities are ready to handle any type of emergency. 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 Blue Grass Army Depot. There are 10 counties in Kentucky which are effected by the stockpile. Madison County, where the Bluegrass Army Depot is located, and the northwest portion of Estill County are considered the Immediate Response Zones (IRZ). Areas in Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Jackson, Powell and Rockcastle are included in the Protective Action Zone (PAZ). Jessamine and Laurel Counties are considered Host Counties.
Laurel County, being a host county, has a primary function to assist citizens who may deployed to their county in the event of an accident at the Depot. Through CSEPP, Laurel County emergency responders receive critical training that enhances their skills and knowledge to better assist your community in times of disaster.
The CodeRED system is used to send emergency notifications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts. Residents and businesses located within Laurel County are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications and other important information and instructions when alerts are issued. This is our way of notifying you in an emergency situation.
When you enroll in the CodeRED system, alerts are issued to you by your geographical location. Alerts can be sent to your cell phone, land line, by text, and even email. You get to choose! With CodeRED, you get the option of also receiving the CodeRED Weather Warning. These alerts are automatically generated when the National Weather Service issues a warning for your location. This early warning could prove to be life saving.
The CodeRED alert system is free to Laurel County residents. To sign up for CodeRED, click on the picture above. It will only take a few minutes to enjoy a service that just may save your life. Please tell all of your friends and family about this invaluable service. If they don’t have computer access, have them contact our office and we will be happy to assist them.
For the CodeRED mobile alert app, click the below picture.