June 21, 2012 at
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
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
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
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
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.