LEPC Meeting Minutes for June 16, 2005
Don Button called the
meeting to order with 13 members present and one guest.
Sherry Thompson, Sharon
Phelps, Cindy Howard Reeves, Mitzi Stamey, Alfred Baker, Richard Everett, Alan
Olson, Frank Goldsby, David Wagner, Jeff Baier, Matt Traster, Julie Fowler, Don
Button, and Vivian Button.
The minutes from the May
19 meeting were approved as written.
A discuss was held on
the weather of the last month. The
Sirens will not be sounded unless the Cities of Ulysses and/or Hickok are in
danger. Citizens need to remember it is
best to take shelter during weather and not try to follow or get pictures of
storms. There were so many people
watching the tornadoes on Friday, May 3rd, that the storm spotters
had a difficult time getting where they needed to be to do their jobs.
The Project Community
Alert (PCA) is a comprehensive emergency preparedness program designed to
reduce injuries and deaths from natural and technological disasters through
education, preparedness and action. The PCA-Program is built around the
promotion of NOAA All-Hazard Alert Radios. PCA is a cooperative effort sponsored by Grant County Emergency Management, Grant County
Local Emergency Planning Committee and Ulysses Building & Supply Co. Inc.
This project is now under way and you can purchase the radios at Ulysses Building
& Supply Co Inc. The $40.00 Midland Radios are selling for $29.95 plus tax.
We need to set up a team
for the July 28th exercise at Liberal Activity Center with Morton,
Stevens, Stanton, Seward, Grant Haskell, and Meade. The exercise will run from 10AM to 3PM. The team should consist of Fire, Law
Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Management, Public Works,
Government Officials, Public Health, Extension Agent, Local Vet and Public
Don attended the AgERT
Training in Anniston Alabama. They are trying to develop training for State
and Federal Vet Core as well as policy and procedures for Vets working with
Management Association Conference is September
14-16, 2005 in Hays, Kansas. Some of the
training opportunities are FAD exercise, Agriculture planning trends,
Advocating Agency needs, Continuity of Operations and Government, MERG –Medical
Emergency Response Groups, Writing Standard Operating Guideline, Web EOC
Training, NIMS Training, Ten Tips for Terrific Trainers, Legal Authorities in a
Crisis, and Strategic Communications.
LEPC Conference is August 18-21, 2005 at the Clarion
Sports Complex Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. Some of the training opportunities are 8-hour
Hazwoper, Secrets of Successful Grant Writing, Several Hazardous Material
Classes, Basics of Incident Command, Basics of LEPCs, Radiation, Health &
Medical, Exercise Issues and Homeland Security.
KDEM Training Cadre will
meet July 19 and 20. The List of training that can be brought to our area can
be found on the Kansas Division of Emergency Management web site. We can request but the Training Cadre has the
final say of what training is available and where.
We will be sending three
more responders to the Hazmat Tech Class in Pueblo in July.
Office training will be at the Pioneer Communication Media Room at August 30
from 8AM to 5PM.
Security People are offering training in Quarantine and Isolation in Lamar, Colorado on August 16 – 17, 2005
Sherry and Sharon from
the Health Department reminded everyone to us insect repellant for mosquitoes
with all of the moisture we have received.
Cindy and Mitzi from Bob Wilson Hospital stated the ER has
been busy and they have used their disaster plan recently. The Hospital and Emergency Services are
working well together.
Richard Everett from
Southwest Kansas Health Initiative will have a regional meeting on July 17.
They are trying to get a class on Packing and Shipping. The are also trying
to get Scott Kortner from KDHE to come and put on a class about the Strategic
DOJ 03 grants are
finished we received our last items. DOJ
04 grant waiting on the site to open back up to order
and numbers for items to order. DOJ 05
grants trying to figure out what to order but can’t make a complete discussing
until 04 items are ordered.
The next meeting will be
August 4th at 5:00PM in the basement
of the Grant County Courthouse.