Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Agency

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Courthouse – Room 203
321 W. Main St.
 Danville, KY 40422-1848

Director Lennie Shepperson

Deputy Director Rusty Cox

Communications Officer Mike Sims
Mike Sims joined BCEM in 2001. As Communications officer, Mike acts as a liaison between BCEM and local ham radio operators, coordinating their response to training and emergency situations. Mike also serves on the EOC and mobile command post staff and provides support to Emergency Management officials regarding wireless communications, information technology, hazmat, and response equipment issues.


Our mission is to coordinate an emergency management system of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to protect the lives, environment and property of the people of Boyle County, Kentucky.
Emergency Management is a organization with a make up of many agencies from public, private, volunteer entities and citizens at large that collectively band together, under the guidance of the city and county officials, during a large emergency or disaster for a common cause to full fill our mission statement.   

Sharing or requesting information, suggestions or comments on improving the EMA program can be made to the Director


Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)  859-238-1109

The Danville-Boyle County Local Emergency Planning Committee, or LEPC, is tasked with the development and implementation of emergency response plans for releases of hazardous materials at fixed facilities in Boyle County. The LEPC is to be made up of fifteen representatives from local emergency management, law enforcement, fire, health, environmental, and media agencies, community groups, elected officials, and the owners and operators of facilities that manufacture, use, store, or transport hazardous substances. LEPCs in KY receive guidance from the KY Emergency Response Commission (KyERC) and were conceived under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III. SARA Title III authorizes the Emergency Planning & Community Right To Know Act (EPCRA) which helps local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.
Boyle County is home to several facilities that fall under SARA Title III regulations. Any facility that has an EPA listed Threshold Planning Quantity of an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) must have a LEPC approved emergency response plan to aid in the protecting the general public, should a hazardous materials leak or spill occur. The LEPC works with each facility to develop the emergency response plan. The plans are also reviewed by the KyERC. A facility that stores, manufactures or uses an EHS has 60 days after the product is brought into the facility property to report that chemical and its amount to the LEPC to begin the planning process. The emergency response plans are reviewed annually for necessary updates.
By March 1 annually each facility within Boyle County that has a reportable quantity of an EHS or 10,000 lb of any hazardous material that OSHA requires a material safety data sheet be maintained at the facility, must file a report to both the LEPC and the KyERC, stating the amount of such chemicals they had on hand for the previous year. This storage inventory data and emergency response plans are available to be viewed by the public, through the LEPC office.
Under the EPA regulations and ordinances approved by the City of Danville, City of Junction City, City or Perryville and Boyle County each facility must notify public officials (911 Center) immediately when an EPA reportable amount is release or spilled.   
The Boyle County LEPC as a minimum meets twice yearly, in March and November, at the Boyle County Health Department; these meetings are open to the public and announced in local media. If you have questions regarding hazardous materials or need assistance in complying with SARA Title III, please contact LEPC Chairman Lennie Shepperson at 859-238-1109. In the event of a hazardous materials release or other emergency, dial 9-1-1.
The LEPC office is locate in the Emergency Management Office.


9-1-1 Address Numbering
The 911 addressing initiative is designed to assist you in an emergency. The goals of 911 addressing are to help emergency service workers to get to your house quickly and to provide you with an address that is not easily confused with other addresses in the county. To obtain an address, please contact 911 Addressing Coordinator Lennie Shepperson at 859-238-1109.
Please follow these guidelines when posting your address:

  • Each address must be posted with numbers 3 inches or taller
  • Numbers must be easily readable from the roadway
  • Numbers should be a different color than the background
  • If you have no mailbox, numbers should be posted at the entrance to the driveway near the roadway
  • Numbers should be on both sides of the mailbox and should not be blocked by the flag at any time
  • If one driveway serves more than one house, the address should also be posted at the point at which each individual driveway splits off
  • If your mailbox is located on the opposite side of the road, post your address at the driveway to eliminate confusion
  • If building a new home, post the address at the end of the driveway during construction, should someone be injured on the worksite

To request an address or have an addresses question call 859-238-1109


Outdoor Warning Sirens
The Boyle County outdoor warning siren system is comprised of several sirens located throughout the county. The sirens are activated from the 9-1-1 communications center in the event of severe weather or other emergency. The sirens are tested for proper operation on Fridays at 12:00 PM, weather permitting.
When sounded in an emergency situation, the sirens indicate that a tornado, large hail, high winds or other emergency are imminent for Boyle County. If you are indoors during a weather-related emergency, proceed to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor of the building. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Stay away from windows and doors. Get under something sturdy such as a table and if possible, cover yourself with a blanket. It is strongly recommended that residents designate a shelter area for their home in advance and practice going to that area with their families. If you are in a vehicle or outdoors, lie flat and face-down on low ground, protecting the back of your head with your arms. Get as far away from trees and cars as you can; they may be blown onto you in a tornado.
Please note that the warning sirens are designed to alert persons that are outdoors and may not be heard inside most buildings. In an emergency, tune to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio stations, broadcast or cable television for further information and instructions. Residents with scanner radios may listen to Emergency Management officals at 155.025 MHz and local Skywarn weather spotters at 145.310 MHz. The nearest NOAA Weather Radio transmitter is located near Lexington on a frequency of 162.400MHz. The NOAA SAME code for Boyle County is 021021.
Sirens have been installed in the following locations:

  1. Danville Fire Department Station 1 (Main Street)
  2. Danville Water Filtration Plant (Lexington Road)
  3. Streamland Neighborhood Pool (Springhill Drive)
  4. Boyle County Middle School (HWY 127 at Perryville Road)
  5. R & R Donnelley Plant (HWY 127 at Lebanon Road)
  6. Time Warner Cable Facility (Hightower Road in the area of Wal-Mart)
  7. Lexington Road at Goggin Road
  8. Old Bridge Golf Club (Lexington Road near Lake Herrington)
  9. City Hall in Junction City
  10. Parksville Fire Station
  11. Mitchellsburg Fire Station
  12. Forkland Community Center
  13. Perryville City Fire Station
  14. Boyle County Fire Station 2 ( East of Perryville)
  15. Imperial Mobile Home Park (Baughman Ave - Danville)
  16. Shelby Green Sub-division (North of Junction City)

A modern omnidirectional electronic warning siren

Region 12 WMD/Hazardous Materials Response Team

HazMat 12 is a state-level all-volunteer hazardous materials emergency response organization. The Boyle County Division is part of the statewide network of WMD/HazMat Response Teams that was created using Federal Grant Funding from years 1999-2002.
The individual members of HM12 represent local fire, EMS, & emergency management agencies as well as private industry. Team members are trained at or above the hazardous materials technician level and are prepared to respond within KyEM Region 12 or anywhere in the Commonwealth as necessary.

Emergency Communications / Ham Radio

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) consist of federally licensed volunteer ham radio operators from Boyle and surrounding counties who volunteer the use of communications equipment and/or manpower during times of emergency. These services are especially needed to protect public safety during extreme disaster situations when normal radio communications and telephone systems fail. BCEM has had a long and productive association with local ham radio operators, ARES/RACES, and the Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club.

The Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club was founded in the 1960’s to promote ham radio and public service in Boyle County. With the financial support of the Boyle County Fiscal Court and private donors, the WRARC purchased and installed Boyle County's first ham radio repeater in 1981 under the club call WD4DZC. A new repeater transceiver was purchased in 2003 and was relocated from the Inter-County RECC communication tower to Parksville in 2005 with funds secured through Boyle Co. Emergency Management. This 2-meter repeater operates at 145.310 MHz providing coverage to Boyle and all surrounding counties. The Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM at the Boyle County Courthouse.

Emergency Services Links

"ARES” and “Amateur Radio Emergency Service” are registered servicemarks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.