March 17, 2005
Vivian Button called the Meeting to order at
7:00 PM. Eleven members were
present. Vivian Button, Richard Everett,
Richard Banes, Cindy Reeves, Alan Olson, David Wagner, George Bushnell, Sherry
Thompson, Al Baker, Chuck Anderson and Tom Kramer.
Seventy people attended the NWS Storm
Identification/spotter training meeting March 8, 2005. The State Tornado Drill was held on March 15
with the hospital, Schools, Care Home and Courthouse participating.
Mass fatalities in WMD class in Ulysses on
April 13-15 at the media room at Pioneer Communications. We have 51 people signed up already. Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts has
authorized for 6 hours of Recertificiation training for Mortuary people and
Kansas Board of EMS has approved 16.5 hours.
Our Hazmat trailer from our 2003 ODP monies
will be picked up Friday, March 18.
Don and Vivian attended the WebEOC Training in
Garden City on March 10. WebEOC is a
state virtual Emergency Operation Center.
It has two-way communications with the state and other counties.
ODP Grant 2005 monies are $101,500. 2004 ODP Grant monies are open and equipment
is being ordered. We are working on
getting the electric wiring for the new generator put in before all of the
concrete gets poured in the back parking lot.
7 County Regional
exercise possibly July 28. Matt Mercer SW homeland Security Coordinator is
setting up the exercise. This will be a tabletop. The location has not been confirmed yet.
Sherry Thompson with the Grant County Health
Department stated they administered 113 Tetanus Shots at the Health Fair. She is working on standard operating
procedures for mass inoculation or medication dispensing.
Richard Everett with Southwest Kansas Health
Initiative stated he had been attending Southwest Hospital Emergency Response
Team (Shert) Presentations in Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal and Satanta. They are going to try and bring the Packaging
& Shipping Class to our area as soon as it is available again. He also request a Public Information Officer
Class (PIO) be brought to the southwest area.
This request will be sent to the KDEM Training Cadre.
Cindy Reeves with Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital
stated that approximately 1500 blood samples were taken at the Health
Fair. It took the hospital three days to
run the lab work and the results should be forth coming shortly. A meeting has also been set up with the
Hospital Regional Bio-terrorism organization or Southwest Hospital Emergency
Response Team (Shert) for April 26 at the Pioneer Communications Room. This presentation is to explain their
planning and development of recourses and how they will help in an emergency or
disaster. They are still looking for a
Dave Wagner from the Transfer Station and land
Fill said the Spring Cleanup is being set up for April 23 thru 30. They are still working on the Household
Hazardous Waste disposal. They hope to
have it available for the Spring Cleanup.
George Bushnell said he was very impressed
with the Storm identification/spotter training put on by the National Weather
Al Baker from Columbian Chemical stated they
had been working with the after school program.
They are also getting their Flair Stack to burn tail gas started it
should be up and running by August.
Chuck Anderson from BP stated BP would have a
booth at the Spring Fling with information on the Southwest Kansas Community
Driving Awareness Day sponsored by BP on April 30 at the Civic Center
from 10AM to 6PM.
next meeting date is April 21, 2005
Meeting adjourned 7:40PM.
Meeting Dates for rest of year
May 19, 2005
June 16, 2005