Kentucky - Emergency Operations Plans: Interagency Coordination: Stakeholders

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State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of both initial plan development and review and update procedures.

Kentucky Revised Statutes 158.162 Mandatory adoption of emergency management response plan in each public school.

(1) As used in this section:

  • (a) “Emergency management response plan” or “emergency plan” means a written document to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies; and

  • (b) “First responders” means local fire, police, and emergency medical personnel.

  • (a) Each local board of education shall require the school council or, if none exists, the principal in each public school building in its jurisdiction to adopt an emergency plan to include procedures to be followed in case of fire, severe weather, or earthquake, or if a building lockdown as defined in KRS 158.164 is required.

  • (b) Following adoption, the emergency plan, along with a diagram of the facility, shall be provided to appropriate first responders.

  • (c) The emergency plan shall be reviewed following the end of each school year by the school council, the principal, and first responders and shall be revised as needed.

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