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May 20, 2010

Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee Minutes


Don Button called the meeting to order at 12:02 PM with ten members present. Members present were Sheila Brown, Keith Henderson, Al Baker, Roger Gardner, Don Button, Frank Goldsby, JJ Deckert, Richard Everett, Nahum Manzano and Sharon Phelps.


JJ Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting, Seconded by Sharon Phelps.   Motion carried.


E-Fm Consulting along with the Local Mitigation Planning Committee had their first meeting, to go over the Draft of the updated Mitigation Plan. Additional questionnaires were distributed to USD 214 and City of Ulysses to fill out and return to E-Fm by June 15. A copy of the Drafted Goals and Objectives were handed out and discussed. A web site has been established so committee members can also go on line to look over the plan. As soon as additional paperwork is completed and turned in, there will be two public meetings set up so the community has a chance to voice their thoughts.


Don Button gave an update on the Southwest Kansas Regional Planning Council projects. The regional exercise/training trailer has arrived and training equipment has been placed inside. The trailer was used in Meade County on May 1, 2010 during the OK Kids day activity at Meade State Lake. The exercise/training trailer is available for the 18 counties in the SW Region. The SWERV (Southwest Emergency Response Vehicle) is now housed in Ulysses. This vehicle can be used for many things including evacuation, Triage, treatment and transportation of injured people, sleeping quarters for the SWIMT (Southwest Incident Management Team), as well as a rehab area for first responders. The vehicle was donated by USD 214 and transformed from a school bus to a multi use vehicle. The vehicle has foldable bunk beds, seating areas, as well as heat and air conditioning. There is also a generator that allows electricity for the vehicle inside and out. A ramp so personnel can walk into the back of the bus without walking up steps. Both the exercise trailer and SWERV will be stationed in Ulysses and can be requested through Grant County Emergency Management. 800 MHz radios have been distributed to Law Enforcement and Fire Departments.


Upcoming training was discussed including, Alternate Care Site for Hospitals, in Garden City May 25, 2010. Grant County EMS will be hosting  Emergency Pediatric Care training, sponsored by EMSC (Emergency Medical Service for Children, Kansas Department of Health and Environment). Contact Grant County EMS (620-356-3400) for more information.


Grant County Public Health is finishing their update to their Bio-terrorism plan. They are also looking for grants to purchase newborn infant seats.



Al Baker made a motion to adjourn.  Sheila Brown seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:45PM.


Next meeting date will be June 17, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at the Grant County Courthouse.


Respectfully submitted by Don Button