GRANT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
108 SOUTH GLENN,
GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
ULYSSES, KS 67880
620-356-4430 FAX: 620-356-2884
DONALD BUTTON, COORDINATOR
August 19, 2010
Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee
Don Button called the meeting to order at 12:10 PM with five
members present, Jerry Jo Deckert, Richard Banes, Richard Everett, Don Button
and Vivian Button.
Jerry Jo Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the
last meeting as read. Motion Seconded by Richard Everett. Motion carried.
The 2nd public hearing for the Mitigation Plan
was held on August 10 at 10:00AM. The Public can make comments until August 20
and then on August 26 after corrections it will be submitted to the state for
approval. After the state approves the plan it will have to go before the
Board of County Commissioners, City Council and the School District for
resolutions of approval.
Debris Management Plan revisions have been completed. After some of the
departments look over the plan it will be submitted back to State of Kansas and
FEMA for approval.
All Emergency Dispatch and hospitals in the region have 800
MHz radios. They may not all be installed yet. Grant County?s tower has been
The next Regional Council meeting will be September 1. They
are trying to complete the FY08 and FY09 grants and are working on the paperwork
In January we will start going over our Local Emergency
Operations Plan. We will look at the basic plan at the first meeting and then
at least one ESF (Emergency Support Function) each month.
Interviews for a new Regional coordinator will be on August
The August CERT class did not make. We are trying to set up
another class starting in October that will meet on Mondays. We are also
working with Johnson to set up a class over there.
Jerry Jo Deckert stated the Grant County Fire Department
will be holding a First Responder Class that is sponsored by Grant County EMS.
The class will be held on Monday and Thursday from September 20 thru November
11 at Grant County EMS. There is a cost for this class. EMS also held an
Advanced Cardiac Life Support class. Nine health care providers completed the
Richard Everett stated the Health Departments are required
to conduct Point of Distribution (POD) Exercises this year again. Most of
these will be done with Flu vaccinations. The H1N1 flu shot will be included
in the flu vaccine this year so you only have to get one shot. They are
working on updating the COOP Plan for the Health Departments.
The next meeting date was discussed. It was decided to hold
the next meeting on September 23 at 12:00 Noon.
Motion to Adjourn was made by Vivian Button. Motion Seconded
by Jerry Jo Deckert.
Meeting Adjourned at 1:02 PM.
Respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.