Date: August 19, 2004
Local Emergency Planning
Baker, Deb McDaniel, Cindy Howard-Reeves, John Crosby, Vivian Button, Richard
Everett, Sean Gooding, Sharon Phelps, Chuck Anderson, Maggie Myers
Vivian Button called the meeting to
order at 7:05 PM with 10 members present.
Discussed American Red Cross
training, “Introduction to Disaster Services”, to be held on September 16, 2004 from 6 PM to 9
at the Commercial Building at the Grant County Civic Center and Fairgrounds. This is a prerequisite for the other classes
to be held in Ulysses. This class is also being offered in Liberal and Garden
City. The other classes are Mass Care: An Overview; Shelter Operations, Shelter
Simulation; Disaster Assessment; Disaster Health Services: An Overview; Family
Services: Providing Emergency Assistance; and ERV’s:
Ready, Set, Roll.
Don went to BP to observe their
exercise on August 12, 2004. He received a nice e-mail from Jack Owen the
Crisis Management Coordinator for BP.
Mr. Owen stated Don’s participation was very beneficial. Chuck Anderson stated he helped get ready for
the exercise but he had to be out of town the day of the exercise.
Don and Jeff Baier are in Topeka for the Hazmat Cadre
meeting. They are assisting to develop a
Law Enforcement HazMat operations training.
Don is meeting with OXY on September
2 to discuss having an exercise with them on September
21, 2004. He would like to know if EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and
other services would like to participate if they have a full-scale exercise.
Cindy Howard-Reeves from Bob Wilson Hospital stated,
they would be interested in participating.
Sean Gooding with EMS stated EMS would participate.
John Crosby wanted to know what time and what kind of scenario; most of
his Fire Fighters work during the day.
We have talked to the state and
believe we have everything set to dispose of the Sera Fume.
A list of up coming training through
Kansas Emergency Management is available in the office or on the web at www.accesskansas.org/kdem. There is also a link to their independent
The Mitigation 20/20 program for the
state and federal government has been submitted. It should take about 45 days for them to
review the plan and approve it or notify us of changes they would like to see
Sharon Phelps reminded everyone how
important it was to get a flu shot. The
Health Department would start giving flu shots on October
Richard Everett talked about the
KDHE Mass Inoculation Exercise Flu-X.
The exercise in this area will be in Liberal. It was discussed how all county and city
departments will be utilized, if a mass inoculation is needed. He also talked about a “Risk Communication: A
Team Approach” class being held in Hugoton on September 1st.
Sean Gooding from EMS stated they are looking
for people interested in taking the Emergency Medical Technician Course. He would like to start a class this
fall. He also stated they are starting
to teach a new “CPR for Friends and Family” class. The cost of the course will usually be $1.00
per person. This is the cost of the
Cindy Howard Reeves from the
hospital stated they had spent their grant monies and are now in the process of
writing job description for the equipment.
John Crosby from the Fire Department
talked about the Fire Substation they are setting up at Hickok. Seven men from the Mennonite community have
joined the fire department and are in the training process. As soon as they are trained they will put a
fire truck at Hickok.
Deb McDaniel from Columbia Chemical
shared a pamphlet “Inflate.
Rotate. Evaluate. How
to maintain your tires.”
Vivian talked about the new radar
equipment and Meterlogix-MxVision Weather Sentry
Next meeting September 23, 2004. Meeting adjourned 7:45
Emergency Management Secretary, LEPC Secretary