LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
DECEMBER 15, 2005
Attending the LEPC meeting were
Sherry Thompson, Richard Everett, Jeff Baier, John
Crosby, Mitzi Stamey, Alan Olson, Miguel Ochoa, David
Wagner, Tom Kramer, Frank Goldsby, Jason Nelson, Mark
Pata. Sharon Phelps, Beverly Myers,
John Leisher, Maggie Myers and Matt Traster.
Don Button called the meeting to
order at 5:05 PM. Don is applying for
training for 4 more HazMat Techs from the Hazardous Materials Emergency
Preparedness Grant. In November and
December we had two personnel attend the HazMat Tech classes. Now we have a total of 9 trained Technicians.
City and County Law Enforcement and
Fire Department have applied for CEDAP Grants for equipment.
The ODP Grants for 2007 will be
determined by regionalization. The state
is in the process of deciding how the regionalization planning will work.
NIMS National Incident Management
System training will be December 20, 2005 at the Fire Department at 6:30 PM.
We discussed the Southwest Kansas
Health Initiative meeting on December 14, 2005.
Dr. Sam Graham talked about Avian Bird Flu and Ella Vajnar talked about
surveillance and investigation. Sue
Riley talked about the KDHE Lab. Mike McNutly and Sandy Johnson talked about
the Strategic National Stockpile. Julia
Hanson talked about the Packing and
Shipping of Diagnostic Specimens and Infectious Substances class to be held
in Liberal on December 16, 2005. John Dombaugh talked about regionalization in Colorado.
Discussed Tetra Tech’s Foreign
Animal Disease Plan Annex and Standard Operating procedures and how some of it
will not work in our county.
The official U.S. government
Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza is
www.pandemicflu.gov. This has valuable
information on preparing your family, home and business for an outbreak.
The backup generator for the Law Enforcement
Center and Emergency Operations
Center and part of the
Courthouse has been installed. However,
it has not been tested at this time.
Sharon and Sherry from the Health
Department reminded everyone it was not to late to get a flu shot and to wash
your hands often to prevent the spread of germs, and to stay at home if you are
John Crosby announced that after
the first of the year the Rescue Squad would be under the Fire Department
instead of Emergency Medical Services.
introduced the new Infection Control Nurse at the Hospital Beverly Myers.
Dave Wagner said after the first of
the year the Transfer Station should become a Household Hazardous Waste
Satellite Station for Seward County Landfill and KDHE.
Tom Kramer stated there was a
problem with radio reception in parts of the county and asked if there was any
way to improve this problem. Possible solutions were discussed.
On January 4, Don will be going to Topeka for an After Action Review of the EMAC deployment
to Mississippi. The Communication trailer should be ready in Lawrence and Don will try
to pick it up on his way back to Ulysses.
The next meeting will be at 5:00 PM
on January 19, 2006 at the Grant County Fire Department.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30