Kentucky Emergency Management
Kentucky Emergency Management (Kyem) Announces New Region Five Response Manager
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AUGUST 1, 2012) - Kentucky Emergency Management Director
John Heltzel announced the transfer of Vicki Martin as Regional Response Manager
(RRM) for KYEM Region Five. Effective Aug. 1, Martin, will take over as the RRM for
KYEM Region Five, which includes Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Henry, Marion, Mercer,
Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington counties.
Martin previously was the KYEM Region Two Manager, located in western Kentucky,
and replaces John Bastin, who retired from KYEM after serving as the KYEM Region
Five Manager for the past four years and was previously a KYEM Area Manager and
“Working with the county emergency management directors in Region Two has been a
pleasure.” Martin said. “I will greatly miss the friendships and working relationships I
made throughout the years. However, I am thrilled to become the Regional Manager for
KYEM Region Five. I look forward to working with all the county directors and am very
excited to begin this new opportunity.”
“I am very pleased to announce Vicki Martin as the new Regional Five Response
Manager and know she will continue to serve the Region Five counties as John Bastin did
so well,” Heltzel said.
KYEM has 11 Regional Response Manager’s Offices across the Commonwealth that
serve as the conduit for local and regional perspective and provides a physical presence
for Kentucky Emergency Management functions at the local level in all phases of
Emergency Management. Each RRM serves as a direct liaison to county officials and
has the responsibility to carry out the coordination of information and resources within
the region between the state and regional levels to ensure effective and efficient support.
For additional information and contact information for the Regional Response
Management office nearest you, please visit, http://kyem.ky.gov/teams/Pages/rrm.aspx.