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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

A trained response

Many Public Health staff participated in a two-day ICS (Incident Command System) training held at 805B Newtown Circle last week.

One mission of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is to assure that if a large scale emergency occurs, the health of the community will be addressed. As our staff may be called upon during such an emergency, it is necessary that staff are often tested on their ability to respond by participating in various trainings and/or non-emergency health exercises. The ICS 300 training held May 29 and 30 at Newtown Circle focused on gaining a more in-depth understanding of the ICS functions, various roles within the system, how to plan for an event or emergency response and how to track resources throughout a response.

Want to see pictures from the training exercise? Click the red “Read More…” link to view a slideshow.

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For more information about the health department’s preparedness efforts, including information about our local Medical Reserve Corps (which is coordinated by our Preparedness Program), visit the health department’s website here.

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