Date: February 17,
Local Emergency Planning Committee Members
Meeting was called to order by
Vivian Button, Secretary at with 7 people present.
Vivian Button , Chuck Anderson, Sherry Thompson,Tom Kramer,
Fonseca, Richard Banes, Steve Sawyer
National Weather Service Severe
Weather Spotter Training will be March 2, 2004 at
in the Lawson Room at the Grant County Civic Center. If you are unable to attend and would like to
attend a different class,
Hugoton is February
at the Fire Department at 109 Northwest Avenue at
Hamilton County is February 26, 2004
at the Syracuse High School Lecture Hall on north Main Street at 6:30 PM
Kearny County March 29 –
at the Library meeting room in Lakin, 307 North Main.
Stanton County March
Senior Center, 205 East Weaver.
Finney County March 15 at 3:00 pm
and 7:00 PM at the Garden City, Law Enforcement Center, 304 North 9th
in the basement conference room.
Haskell County March 18,
at Sublette in the Basement of Coop, north side of HWY 56.
A list of up coming training through Kansas Emergency
Management will be available at the meeting.
The EMSAK (Emergency Management
Support Association of Kansas) Conference will be March
3 – 5, 2004 at Hutchinson, Kansas at the Plaza Hotel and
Don has been to Kepley and helped
revise their tornado plan. He has also met with the High School and Sullivan to
assist with their Shelter in Place plans.
Don went to the training exercise in
City and has visited with the Ford County Fire Department. Some time in the future the Ford County Fire
Department and The Grant County Fire Department will be doing some training
He has done a 4 hour ICS course for Hamilton County and will be doing a
Radiological Monitoring Class for Seward County Fire Department and a Haz-Mat Awareness
level class for Kearny County.
He is in close contact with the
Kansas Highway Patrol and is working on how to spend the upcoming Grant Money
when we received the OK to spend it. Tom
Kramer from Road and Bridge wanted to know if the grant would pay for pumps for
the water tanker so they could be used easier for decon or to make filling the
fire trucks easier. I told him I would
check into the possibility.
Todd Hampton and Don are working on
trying to get GIS for the County.
We have heard lots of positive
feedback from the Risk and Threat Assessment Class that was held in Ulysses in
We need to decide what kind of
exercise we are going to do this year and form a committee to work on the
exercise. Mr. Fonseca from BP said they
are planning an exercise for this summer at BP.
The exercise has to have Haz-Mat to meet the criteria for the SLA funding.
Sherry Thompson stated she is
sending out syndromic surveillance letters again in conjunction with updating
the Health Department Bio-terrorism Plan.
Police Chief Charles Gregory was on the Bio-Terrorism Task Force since
he is no longer here someone needs to be appointed for his vacancy. This fall KDHE is looking into doing a mass
vaccination exercise with flu vaccine. The
Health Department will need assistance with this exercise.
Richard Banes stated the Water
Assessment was done except for some name changes because of people
leaving. He will try to bring this
information next meeting for the committee.
He and Sherry stated that water samples could now be sent with the KDHE
courier that comes to the Health Department once a week.
Steve Sawyer from Cropland Coop said
they are doing some training and doing Tier II reports.
Tom Kramer from Road and Bridge said
they were going to be working by Kantex Feeders (Road 22 to the County Line). Also sometime this
summer the state and federal government will be working on the bridge on Moscow Road.
next LEPC meeting will be March 18,2004.
If you have any question, or if I can help further, let me
know by calling me at (620) 356-4430 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vivian Button, Secretary Grant Co. Emergency Management