The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security was originally known as Civil Defense and later was updated to Disaster and Emergency Services (DES).

The office operates under the guidance of Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) Chapter 39 and is a direct function of the Office of the Mayor and County-Judge Executive.

The Director of Emergency Management/Homeland Security is Tommy Russell and can be reached at 502.352.2065 or

The Deputy Directors are Wes Willis and Marc Wood.

Wes can be reached at 502.352.2285 or

Marc can be reached at 502.352.2077 or


Frankfort / Franklin Co. EMA / OHS is tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • 1. Task Force 14 - WMD/Haz-Mat Response Team
  • 2. Search & Rescue (SAR) missions
  • 3. Mass Notification / Outdoor Warning Sirens
  • 4. Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • 5. Disaster Preparedness, Planning, Response, & Mitigation
  • 6. Maintaining the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • 7. Homeland Security Issues and Funding
  • 8. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • 9. Citizens Corps Council
  • 10. SafePlace

Frankfort / Franklin County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Web Site


E-911 / Emergency Management

The mission of the Frankfort/Franklin County E911 Dispatch Center is to serve the citizens and visitors of this community by answering both emergency and non-emergency calls for service and dispatching the appropriate agency to that call as needed.

It is our goal to handle all such requests in a courteous, professional, expeditious manner in order to reduce/minimize as much as possible the injury, loss, and/or trauma associated with that specific incident.

The Frankfort/Franklin County E911 Dispatch Center is a non-profit, publicly owned, PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) that serves the citizens and visitors of Frankfort and Franklin County. We answer calls for service and dispatch for the Frankfort Police, Frankfort Fire&EMS, Franklin County Fire, Frankfort/Franklin County Emergency Management, Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Franklin County Coroner and Frankfort / Franklin County Animal Control.

The Director of E-911 is Deron Rambo and can be reached at 502-352-2064 or


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City of Frankfort

City Hall
315 West Second Street
P. O.  Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601