Office of Homeland Security
Lt. Governor Steve Pence presents $66,470 Homeland Security Check to Pike County
FRANKFORT, Ky.: Lt. Governor Steve Pence yesterday presented a $66,470 homeland security check to Pike County to fund equipment for the county’s first responders.
“For all of eastern Kentucky to be prepared, it is essential that we provide the responders right here in Pike County with the essential equipment they need,” said Lt. Gov. Pence. “Local law enforcement, firefighters, EMT’s, and other responders regularly respond to threatening situations throughout the area, and that is why ensuring they have the equipment to do their job effectively will remain a priority of my administration.”
Pence, who was joined at the Pike County Courthouse by the Deputy Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Andrew Cline, presented the funding to the Pike County Fiscal Court.
The homeland security check presented today to Pike County Judge/Executive William Deskins will provide local first responders with chemical and hazardous materials detection devices. Incidents involving the release of dangerous elements require such specialized detection equipment to prevent damage or harm for those who are responding and allow a more efficient management of such events. The Pike County Fiscal Court is responsible for the management of the grant.
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has been charged by Governor Fletcher to lead the Commonwealth's coordination and collaboration efforts with public and private preparedness partners to ensure Kentucky is Ready and Prepared. For more information about homeland security in Kentucky, please visit www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov.