January 16, 2004
Minute to the Local
Emergency Planning Committee Meeting
January 15, 2004
called to order at 7:00 PM with 14
John Crosby Al Baker Sean Gooding
Don Button Steve
Sawyer Tom Kramer Terry Crosby
Sherry Thompson Sharon
Phelps Ruben Flores Maggie Myers
Vivian Button Cindy
the meeting by discussing the January 13th class in Garden City put
on by KDHE. The class was “Contingency
Planning for pre-selection of Emergency Animal Burial Sites at Confined Animal
Feeding Operation”. The committee
looked over the information he brought back and discussed the things that have
to be considered in picking a site. He
stated that about 100 producers were at the class.
The Texas A & M Risk and Threat Assessment Class in Ulysses on
January 20, 21 and 22 is full. We have
approximately 58 people who are coming.
This is a hands-on class, the first day is informational and tools to
use, the second day is assessing sites and the third day is presenting the
findings. We have a wide variety of
On December 3, 2003 the National Weather
Service presented Grant County
with a Plaque and sign that state that we are a Storm
Ready County. This designation is good for 3 years. Grant
County is one of fifteen counties
with this designation. The spring Severe
Weather Spotter Training has been set up for March 2, 2004 at 7:00 pm
at the Lawson Room of the Grant County
Grant money for the county should be available by the middle of February. This money can only be used for equipment and
Grant money for Law Enforcement, both city police and county sheriff becoming
available this will be distributed through Emergency Management.
and Don Button spend two weeks in December in Topeka
taking the “Chemistry of Hazardous Materials”.
It was an intense class and they will be sharing some of what they
learned with the Emergency Services for training.
Don were also approved to teach Hazardous Material Awareness Level and
Operation Level class through the Kansas Fire Marshall’s office
Cindy with Bob
has bio-terrorism money to spend and possible equipment to purchase was
discussed and setting up a decon site for the hospital.
is updating their Kansas Planning Standard for our Local Emergency Operation
Plans. When these are finished we will
have to update our plan. They are going
to try to make them more county specific.
the Health Department stated they were working on updating their Small pox
Plan. Also they have some flu vaccine
available and things have slowed down just a little. They also have bio-terrorism money that will
be available to spend soon.
the Area Mental Health stated she greatly appreciated the Critical Incident
Stress Management class we had in Ulysses.
She reminded everyone that the Area Mental Health is available to all
emergency services if they are needed.
he was going to try to get an advanced Critical Incident Stress Management
class for our area.
Now is the
time to apply for the HMEP Grants. We
have received grants in the past for Hazardous Analysis, update information
systems, Hazardous Material training.
Don will be
attending the Shert (Southwest Hospital Emergency Response Team) Meeting in
Garden City tomorrow, January 16, 2004.
meeting will be February 19, 2004
at 7:00 PM in the basement of the
Grant County Courthouse.