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March 17, 2011

Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee



Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:35 AM with six members present, Alfred Baker, Don Button, John Crosby, Jerry Jo Deckert, Richard Everett, Kristy Frazee, and one guest, Cathy Hernandez.


Jerry Jo Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting with one correction on the title of the page change agenda to minutes.  Motion Seconded by Alfred Baker.   Motion carried.


The FAD Survey needs to be completed by Noon on March 18.


Mitigation Plan is totally approved all resolutions have been completed.


National Weather Storm Identification and spotter training on April 4, 2011, State tornado drill was held on March 10th.because of severe weather in some areas and ice and snow in others. The March 8 training was canceled because of the ice and snow.


Cathy Hernandez, the new Southwest Kansas Regional Coordinator, was introduced.


State 800MHz tower project has been approved. The state with the help of Kansas Regional Councils has found the $3.5 million to complete the project.


LEPC Survey that was e-mailed out needs to be completed by March 25. The Survey is from the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) subcommittee formed under the Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR). They are looking at the problems that LEPCs face and identify the solutions and put those solutions to action, so the problems can be resolved.


Debris Management Plan was not approved, FEMA list 3 things that needed to be changed or added.


Upcoming training G400 -Advanced ICS March 23-24 Meade, May 3-4 Goodland, May 10-11 Wichita: MGT 317 -Disaster Management for Public Service March 29-30 Dodge City; PER 211 -Medical Management of CBRNE Events April 12-13 Hays; IS 288 -The Role of Volunteer Agencies in Emergency Management, Russell March 30; EMSAK Conference March 31 ? April 1 Russell; and Resource leader April 19 to 22 in Ulysses.


Remember the Pioneer Communications and Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc Health Fair March 26.


Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting Minutes

March 17, 2011

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John Crosby, Grant County Fire Department, said the Fire Fighter 1 class here has fourteen enrolled, nine from Grant County, three from Stanton County and two from Finney County.  Three fire fighters have completed the Confined space training.  The reorganized Rescue Squad now has eleven members.


Alfred Baker stated the updated Community Emergency Response Team Training has been released in English and Spanish.


Jerry Jo Deckert stated EMS will be holding a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support class on March 26 and 27.


Kristy Frazee, the new Health Department Administrator, stated they are working on Grants and will be at the health fair. They are also still giving flu shots.


Cathy Hernandez stated the Kansas Civil Support Team is now going to be an all-hazards response instead of weapons of mass destruction response.  They can be requested through Kansas Division of Emergency Management.


Jerry Jo Deckert requested a G300-Intermediate Incident Command System Class and a G400-class Advanced Incident Command System Class be set up sometime this fall in Ulysses.


The next meeting will be April 21 at 11:30AM.


Motion to Adjourn was made by John Crosby.  Motion seconded by Alfred Baker.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.