Student Firefighters Gear Up, Take on Kentucky’s Fall Forest Fires

Along with personnel from the Kentucky Division of Forestry North Central Region, Central Region, Headquarters, and the Daniel Boone National Forest, several student crew members from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) worked the 858 acre Mize Branch II fire in Rockcastle County this past weekend.

The fire was multi-jurisdictional with land from private individuals and the Daniel Boone National Forest being impacted.

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2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Video Online

If you missed part or all of the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, or just want to experience it again, now is your chance to read about it, or to see it all, session by session on video through the Cabinet’s website.

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Energy’s Future, Gov. Bevin Headline Final Day of Governor’s Conference in Lexington

Day Two of the 41st annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment saw both the theoretical, the practical and a call to action by Gov. Matt Bevin to close out the sessions.

More than 200 people then attended the awards luncheon at the Lexington Convention Center at which 10 awards were given out to those individuals or businesses honored for preserving and enhancing this beautiful state of ours through energy efficiency, soil conservation, mine land reclamation, farmland stewardship or innovation.

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41st Annual Governor’s Conference Wraps Day One

Day one of the 41st Annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment began Thursday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. with a welcome by Cabinet Secretary CharlesSnavely at the Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY.

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CPR and First Aid Training Completed by Division of Forestry Personnel

IMG_1293The Kentucky Division of Forestry (DOF) now has the CPR and First Aid skills to assist personnel in the field thanks to the Division of Mine Safety (DMS), which recently conducted a BLS/Advanced First Aid Class for personnel with the forestry division.

Department for Natural Resources Commissioner Alan Luttrell initiated the higher level training after seeing up close the response to last year’s wildfires in southeast Kentucky during which multiple agencies within the Energy and Environment Cabinet were deployed to assist KY Division of Forestry with logistics.

Ten forestry personnel learned skills on Sept. 26-28 at the Department of Mine Safety office in Hazard, KY such as airway management, caring for soft tissue injuries and shock, caring for muscle and bone injuries and recognizing symptoms of heart attacks and strokes. During the instruction, the class split into two teams to practice their first aid skills.

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Kentucky Division of Forestry Sends Aid to Florida

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 12, 2017) Twelve Division of Forestry personnel are leaving today for the hurricane-stricken areas of south Florida.

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Kentucky Division of Forestry Rushes to Help Texas

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 29, 2017) Two 20-person interagency fire crews made up of Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF), Division of Mine Permits, and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), personnel are leaving today for the hurricane stricken areas of Texas.

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