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June 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee Minutes


Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:32AM with 8 members present.  Members present were Alfred Baker, Don Button, Vivian Button, Jerry Jo Deckert, Richard Everett, Roger Gardner, Frank Goldsby and Marshall Lewis.


Alfred Baker made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting.  Motion Seconded by Roger Gardner.   Motion carried.


The state has set up a Planning Workshop for July 31 and August 1 at the South Room of the Grant County Civic Center to look at the planning standards and our Local Emergency Operations Plan and how to put it into the new Super System. Please sign up on KS TRAIN course # 1032938. 


We looked over the ESF 3, 4, 5, and 6.  We looked at the purpose statement and from that decided who needed to be involved as the support agencies and who best to be the Coordinating Agency and Primary Agency or Agencies for each Emergency Support Function (ESF).


June 11 in Garden City an ?Emergency Preparedness for Long-Term Care Train-the-Trainer? Workshop was held. Representing Ulysses and Grant County were Steve Stein, Legacy at Parkview; Marsha Flummerfelt, Parkview Assisted Living, Toni Irvin, Grant County Health Department and Parkview Assisted Living; and Don Button, Grant County Emergency Management.


In Garden City on June 14 was the KDHE-BCHS Exercise: SHERT Tabletop Exercise, When "IT" Hits The Fan (1031653) Listeria Outbreak.  Target capabilities and functions to be tested included Medical Surge, Communications, Medical Supplies Management and Distribution, Emergency Public Information and Warning, Epidemiology Investigation, Public Safety and Security Response. Grant County was represented by 16 participants: four from Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital, seven from Grant County Hospital, one from the Webmaster/Purchasing Department, one from Grant County Emergency Medical Service and three from Grant County Emergency Management.


On June 27 from 9AM to 1PM at the Grant County Fire Department will be training on the Mobile Express Unit.   This unit is used to check people in at an incident or event.  The Southwest Kansas Homeland Security Council is using grant funds to purchase a Mobile Express unit for 16 of the 18 counties.  Two of the counties already have the units.


Grant County Emergency Medical Service, Grant County Fire Department and Grant County Emergency Management will have booths at the Grant County Fair.


The CAMEO training could not be set up before the end of the grant period.  We hope to set up a class later in the year or next year.


The Safe and Prepared School Conference will be September 24 and 25 at the Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Topeka. Don will e-mail this information to the group.


The Kansas Emergency Management Association Conference is September 12, 13 and 14 in Topeka.


Marshall Lewis stated Area Mental Health has a new Therapist starting in July and a new Child Case Manager.


Richard Everett with the Southwest Kansas Health Initiative stated the health departments are glad the exercise is over and everything went well.  They are still working on the health survey and the radiological template.  The Health Departments and Hospital will have grant monies for another year.


Jerry Deckert stated Emergency Medical Service has CPR/First Aid training scheduled in July for over 60 people.  They will also start their Advanced EMT training in October.  They had 58 ambulance calls in May.  A discussion was held on ground transport and air transport and the difference in cost and time.


The next LEPC meeting will be the Planning Workshop on July 31 and August 1st from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the South Room of the Grant County Civic Center


Motion to Adjourn was made by Alfred Baker and seconded by Frank Goldsby. The meeting was adjourned at 1:01 PM.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.