July 15, 2004
Planning Committee Meeting Minutes
Don Button called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM with 12 members
Don Button, Vivian Button, Tom Kramer, Alan Olson, John Crosby, Jeff Baier, Ben Oliver, Steve Sawyer, Richard Everett, Sherry
Thompson, Chuck Anderson, Sean Gooding
The ODP Project Grants
order line is open again. We are waiting
for our quotes to be put on line.
Don was asked to be on
the Kansas Division of Emergency Management Training Cadre. They met last week and discussed training for
the upcoming year. We are trying to get
at least 3 classes to southwestern Kansas. These are Mass Casualties/Fatalities
in WMD, Debris Management, and Multihazard Safety Programs for Schools. Incident Command System, ICS/EOC Interface,
Principles of Emergency Management, Emergency Planning, Terrorism Exercise and
Design, are some of the other classes to be offered in the state.
Grants through the USDA
Kansas Division of
Emergency Management has announced that our regional Coordinator will be Mathew
Mercer. He will start July 19, 2004
Don has secured a double
booth at the Grant County Free Fair for Emergency Services. If you have information or handout you would
like to have at the booth please bring them to Emergency Management or have
them at the booth Tuesday afternoon or by 10:00 AM on Wednesday. We have information from the National Weather
Service, Kansas Animal Health, Division of Emergency Management, Red Cross and
On July 8 2004 we had a Hazmat
Call to the downtown area. The call was handled with professionalism and
cooperation by all entities: Fire, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency
Management, ATMOS, Law Enforcement and Kansas Division of Emergency
Management. We appreciate all of the
cooperation from the owner of the building and the adjacent businesses and
owners. The Kansas Division of Emergency
Management was impressed by how our responders handled this incident.
The first draft of our
Mitigation 20/20 plan has been completed.
Copies were given out to LEPC members for their opinions. Copies will also be available at the Fair for
citizens to examine.
and Don Button have been asked to be on the State of Kansas HAZMAT Training Cadre.
Richard Everett reported
on the Forensic Epidemiology class in Hugoton.
About 30 participants from Law Enforcement, Hospitals, Public Health,
Emergency Management, Fire Departments, and Emergency Medical Services
attended. The class sponsored by the
Southwest Kansas Health Inititative (Grant, Morton, Seward, Stanton and Stevens
Health Departments Regional Team), Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Kansas
Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD).
Steve Sawyer stated he
was thankful for the rain. He said the
wheat crop was not as good as expected, but the corn crop should be better.
John Crosby stated the
Fire Department only worked one fireworks related fire.
Sean Gooding from EMS stated he is
getting his staff positions filled.
Tom Kramer said the road
sealing is about done and they are starting to work on the water erosion on the
roads from the rains.
The KEMA Conference will
be September 15, 16, and 17 at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan. The Conference will be in Hays in 2005, 2006
The next LEPC Meeting
will be August 19, 2004.
Meeting Dates for rest
of year --September 16,
2004 -- October 21, 2004 --November 18, 2004 --December 16, 2004