Southern Area Incident Support Cache
The Southern Area Incident Support Cache (SAK) is located at London, Kentucky, adjacent to the airport. Staffed by only four full-time people, the workload of the cache is comparable to any of the other national caches.
SAK is a part of a national system of interagency support caches designed for the storage of firefighting supplies and equipment.
The cache is located on the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky.
Its mission is to furnish emergency equipment and supplies for the southern United States and to assist other national caches.
The geographic area served extends as far north as New Jersey, south to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and west to Texas and Oklahoma.
The cache stocks thousands of items necessary for firefighting and other emergencies. The list includes tents, fire fighting tools, communication kits, helicopter support equipment, batteries, sleeping bags, fire resistant clothing, and much more.
SAK also provides assistance during other emergencies and participates in special events. In recent years SAK has assisted relief efforts associated with floods, hurricanes, ice storms, and search and rescue efforts.
SAK built a new facility in 1996. The new structure has 20,000 square feet of warehouse space and 2,000 square feet of office space. It is located adjacent to the London/Corbin airport.
Southern Area Incident Support Cache, 788 Sublimity School Road, London, KY 40744, 606-878-7430
From I-75, take Exit #38 East on KY 192 (toward London) to KY 1006 (Next to Hardees). Turn right onto KY 1006 (South) – follow to 4-Way Stop. Continue thru 4-Way Stop (this crosses KY 363) – go about 1/2 mile. You will pass a large church on the right and there is a car wash on the left. Turn left at the first street in front of car wash onto Sublimity School Road. Continue to stop sign (you will pass elementary school on left). Go through stop sign – turn left into 3rd drive.