• DEM Partners
    Mercury Disposal and Recycling

    Here at DEM, we occasionally receive questions about the proper way to dispose of items that contain mercury – old or broken thermometers, blood pressure machines, and other equipment. Fayette County’s Electronics Recycling Center, located at 1306 Versailles Road, will accept these devices for safe disposal. The center also accepts fluorescent tubes....

  • Fire
    Backyard Bar-B-Q Grilling Safety

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your next barbecue doesn’t go up in flames, the Home...

  • Fire
    Fireworks Safety Information

    Lexington/Fayette County has one of most strict set of rules and regulations about the sale and use of fireworks. Here’s a story from WKYT-TV about what you can and can’t do in Lexington: Some good advice from the Lexington Fire Department Regardless of where you are and what you decide to do,...

  • Traffic
    July 4th Holiday Schedule and Road Closures

    July 3rd Traffic is expected to be congested in the downtown area on Thursday, July 3rd for the Patriotic Concert. The following streets will be affected from 5:00PM until Midnight: • 3rd Street will be closed from Broadway to Upper St. • Mill and Market Streets will be closed between 2nd and...

  • Lightning
    When Thunder Roars, Get Indoors! – It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    Lightning kills more than 50 people in the U.S. each year and causes life-long debilitating injuries to hundreds more. While Florida is the “Thunderstorm Capital” of the U.S., all states have some lightning threat. Fortunately, most lightning deaths and injuries are easily avoided. Remember, NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE NEAR A THUNDERSTORM....

  • About DEM
    Lexington Emergency Management Completes Phase One of Warning Siren Upgrades

    Lexington’s network of outdoor emergency sirens is now upgraded with newer, more reliable electronics and loudspeakers. The siren network is used to sound outdoor warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, chemical and other community emergencies. “The sirens are located in many parks and golf courses throughout Fayette County,” said Steve Jackson, Emergency Management...

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