In 2008, the Grayson City Council enacted an ordinance creating an Emergency
Management Agency in and for the city. One of only a few in the state. Grayson’s Emergency Management falls under
the jurisdiction of Kentucky Emergency Management’s Region 7, which is one of the eleven regions within the umbrella
of Kentucky’s Division of Emergency Management.
Grayson’s Emergency Management has created a City
Emergency Operation Procedure that will help to coordinate the City’s services and designated private organizations
to manage and react to any natural or manmade disasters that affect the City. In the event that the Emergency Operation
Center is to be activated, the Mayor, who is the senior elected city official, will be responsible for all decision making
responsibilities in the Emergency Operation Center. The Emergency Management Director will oversee emergency response
operations and advise the Mayor of situations as they arise. All Deputy Director's will consult with the Director
and help oversee the various Emergency Support Functions (ESF’s). Although Grayson maintains and funds its own EMA,
Grayson supports and cooperates hand in hand with the county agency to ensure the safety and well-being of all Carter County
The City’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) was formerly located in
the City’s council meeting room of the Grayson City Building at the corner of Main Street and Carol Malone Boulevard. The
new fire department headquarters opened in 2010 that allowed the EOC to relocate to new offices established there.
As of October, 2009, the “City of Grayson” has received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for $110,200.
for a voice/siren warning system. The City received the full 75%, which was the maximum amount that DHS would allocate.
The City, along with various private donors, funded the remainder of the project. Installation was completed in
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to phone Grayson’s
EM Director Roger Dunfee at 606-316-4070.
The City’s Emergency Management Agency wants to be able to “prepare, respond, and recover” as efficiently
as possible during an incident affecting the City.