Campbell County, Kentucky

Welcome to the official website of Campbell County, Kentucky!

The Department supports the County in planning, preparing and executing disaster and emergency response actions.


Training Calendar

Program Description

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the agency of county government having primary responsibility and authority for:

  • The planning and execution of disaster and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for Campbell County
  • The coordination of disaster and emergency response by and between county agencies and political subdivisions
  • Coordination and liaison with related agencies of the state and federal government
  • Coordination of recovery operations subsequent to disaster and emergencies
  • Coordination of hazard mitigation planning activities

The Office of Emergency Management is further responsible for the preparation and maintenance of a comprehensive plan for the disaster and emergency response of Campbell County. The plan is integrated and coordinated with the disaster and emergency response plans of the state and federal governments.

The Office of Emergency Management is also the agency of county government responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Campbell County Hazardous Materials Control Ordinance. The ordinance was originally adopted by the Fiscal Court in 1986 and revised in 2021.

The Office of Emergency Management acts under authorization derived from the Kentucky Revised Statutes and Chapter 91 of the Campbell County Code of Ordinances.

Effective June 16, 2005, Campbell County has been certified as Storm Ready by the National Weather Service and was recently renewed in December, 2020.

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William Turner,
OEM Director

Emergency Management
8774 Constable Dr
P.O. Box 153
Alexandria, KY 41001
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  • Phone: (859) 635-1111
  • Fax: (859) 635-3132
  • TTY/TDD: (800) 545-1833 x 947
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    M - F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    After hours call Campbell Cty Dispatch (859)292-3622


Smart911 is the official emergency notification system used by the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management. With Smart911, the community is more informed and better prepared in the event of an emergency. Smart911 enables individuals to take proactive steps to improve their emergency preparedness and response.

Sign up for Smart911 below, then text “Smart911” to 67283 to download the Smart911 app to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via email, text, or voice message. Individuals can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies.

Learn More Sign Up Here!

Emergency Plans

Find information here for what to do in specific emergency situations.

Vaccine Availability Enter Shot at a Million

County Emergency Operations Plan

The Campbell County Emergency Operations Plan and its supporting Emergency Support Function is adopted as the official plan for the providing of emergency management services when life-saving and property protection services cannot be accomplished as a normal daily function of county government departments and offices.

Required Notifications for Emergency Management Agencies (EMA’s)
LANDSAR Documents
LANDSAR Documents

LANDSAR Documents

The Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR)  Team is a volunteer division of the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management.

The ability to save a life is often dependent upon how quickly the person can be found and accessed. If the missing person is your loved one, you will expect well-equipped, well-trained search and rescue professionals to bring them home safely to you. Our team is entirely composed of volunteer professionals with a wide range of abilities and expertise and is available upon request to help anywhere in the Campbell County, Northern Kentucky, or State-wide.

Other Information

Federal, State, Local Public Safety Agencies, Weather, Electrical and Water Cooperatives (Report and Outage Maps), Traffic Information and other related links.              

Eastern Kentucky Flooding Photo Slideshow
Eastern Kentucky Flooding Photo Slideshow

Eastern Kentucky Flooding Photo Slideshow

The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) requested the Northern Kentucky All-Hazards Incident Management Team (NKY AHIMT) to respond to the Eastern Kentucky flooding disaster that occurred on July 27, 2022. Some of the members of the NKY AHIMT Team were deployed three times some of which worked twenty-five (25) days straight.
Western Kentucky Tornado Photo Slideshow
Western Kentucky Tornado Photo Slideshow

Western Kentucky Tornado Photo Slideshow

The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) requested the Northern Kentucky Incident Management Team (NKYIMT) to respond to the Western Kentucky tornado incident that occurred on December 10, 2021, in Graves County, KY.

Guest Presenter

Would you like a guest speaker/presenter for your organization? OEM can offer programs on a variety of topics.

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Outdoor Warning Sirens

The outdoor warning sirens in Campbell County shall be tested the First Wednesday of each month at 12pm (noon) weather permitting. 

General Departmental Exercises
General Departmental Exercises

General Departmental Exercises

The Office of Emergency Management conducts annual disaster exercises. These exercises range from the simple table top exercise, to elaborate full scale exercises. Aircraft emergencies, hazardous materials spills, terrorism incidents and severe weather events have been simulated to better prepare the emergency response personnel of Campbell County.

Educational Programs

Disaster preparedness education has also been an important aspect of the emergency management program of Campbell County. Several public awareness campaigns are conducted by OEM throughout the year. The cornerstone of which is the Severe Storms Preparedness Campaign. This campaign, usually conducted in early March, is an effort to educate the citizens of Campbell County to the dangers of severe weather. Our Severe Storms Preparedness Campaign has received recognition from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, on numerous occasions, as one of the top campaigns in the Commonwealth.

The Office of Emergency Management regularly conducts educational programs at Campbell County schools, nursing homes, hospitals and civic groups. These programs are conducted on a variety of disaster and emergency preparedness topics. In addition, throughout the past few years, we have utilized cable television government access to broadcast public service announcements and locally produced programs focusing on many of the natural and technological hazards that face our citizens and the methods and techniques that they should utilize to protect themselves.


Hazard mitigation is another aspect of Campbell County's emergency management program. OEM has recently began preparing the Campbell County Hazard Mitigation Plan to provide information and direction for evaluating the natural hazards that present a threat to Campbell County and to select the appropriate strategies to mitigate the vulnerability to these hazards. The plan outlines procedures for identification of mitigation opportunities that will eliminate or reduce future damage from these hazards. The plan is intended to serve as a guide for those agencies that have capabilities and resources to develop mitigation programs within their areas of responsibility.

The Hazardous Materials Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Program is another responsibility of the Office of Emergency Management. The program, established in 1988, is designed to obtain detailed information from those facilities within Campbell County that use, store or process hazardous materials. One component of the SPCC program is the inspection of certain facilities by OEM. To date, the OEM has a database of two hundred and seventy three SPCC facilities.