Office of Homeland Security
Emergency Preparedness Exercise Scheduled at Murray State

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, May 11, 2010  
Contact Information:  Michael Embry

Tom Arnold

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2010) – The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, and the KCTCS/State Fire Commission will host an emergency-preparedness exercise May 14 at Murray State University.


The tabletop exercise, from 8 a.m.-noon, will involve multiple emergency disciplines including county emergency management, fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, healthcare system, local government officials and utility companies.


Eleven emergency operations centers (EOC) that include Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Livingston, Hickman, Trigg, Lyon, Marshall, and McCracken counties and the Region 1 Coordination Center will operate from a simulated environment at Murray State. 


The purpose of this discussion-based exercise is to review, examine and evaluate county EOC and regional coordination center operations in preparation for a future active planning model workshop involving earthquake preparedness. Specific areas to be discussed include emergency staffing, roles and responsibility, emergency objectives, incident prioritization and resource management.


Any questions concerning the event should be directed to Kentucky Emergency Management Region 1 Manager Mark Garland, at 502-607-5412 or KyHSEEP Exercise Director Butch McKinney, CEM, at 859-608-4073.