Fire Prevention Services

The University Fire Marshal department handles fire prevention and training, fire suppression systems, fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance, life safety audits, emergency evacuation planning, and building code compliance. 

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management coordinates a system of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery and protect the lives, environment and property of the people of Kentucky.

The Lexington Division of Fire & Emergency Services provides fire protection and emergency medical services along with a variety of other hazard interventions to customers via 23 fire stations throughout the county. They have a contingent of 561 sworn personnel, all of which are certified Firefighters and EMT's and over 200 of which are paramedics. They strive to provide the best service possible to their fellow citizens with special training and certifications in hazardous materials, technical rescue, aircraft firefighting, and dive operations.

Prevention Services

University of Kentucky Violence Intervention and Prevention Center

The Violence Intervention and Prevention Center is a confidential campus community resource serving students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by sexual and gender-based violence through direct advocacy.

In an appointment with one of our confidential advocates, clients can expect to learn about resources and support available on and off-campus that best meets their needs.

In addition to direct support, VIP contributes to a campus climate intolerant to acts of violence through offering engaging prevention programs, trainings, and student leadership opportunities.

VIP is also home to Green Dot, an active bystander intervention program that helps participants learn how to keep our community safe through finding their Green Dot action.

University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the Center for Research on Violence Against Women conduct and disseminate research to improve the quality of life of those affected by forms of violence that disproportionately involve women with the ultimate goal of preventing such violence.

The Center's endowed faculty focus their expertise on intimate partner violence and other forms of violence against women in the following research areas:

  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence.

  • Designing interventions regarding violence against women.

  • Measurement of different forms of violence against women.

  • Screening for women at-risk for intimate partner violence (IPV).

  • Identification of factors associated with the use of IPV against women.

Off-Campus Student Services

Off-Campus Student Services fosters and enhances the off-campus student living experience through education, advocacy, and involvement. Off-Campus Student Services will create resources, programs, and solutions that assist the roughly 23,000 off-campus students in areas of belonging and engagement, financial wellness, academic success, and health and wellness; while maintaining positive connections with the University, the neighborhoods in which they live, and the greater Lexington community.

Transportation & Parking

UK Transportation Services

Transportation Services provides options for University of Kentucky employees, students and guests to get to, from and around campus. This includes convenient campus shuttle service, free city transit through the BluPass partnership with Lextran, improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, expanded bicycle programs such as Wildcat Wheels Bicycle LibraryBig Blue Cycles and the bicycle voucher program, in addition to providing motor vehicle parking.


Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority

The Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority (LFCPA) is an agency, instrumentality and constituted authority of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. Their mission is to provide, maintain and operate adequate, high-quality, customer-focused public parking and encourage economic growth for the benefit of the residents, businesses and visitors of Lexington-Fayette County. 

Additional Prevention Services

Kentucky Amber Alert

The Kentucky AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement, media, transportation and others to send bulletins about child-abduction cases.  The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.

Active Shooter Preparedness

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing  products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.