May 17, 2012 at 11:30
Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:32 AM with
eleven members present. Members present were Jeff Baier, Don Button, Vivian
Button, Bonnie Deiter, Richard Everett, Carolyn Henry, Cathy Hernandez, Danny
Law, Marshall Lewis, Alan Olson, Cathy Tyler, and Janet Thomeczek.
Janet Thomeczek made a motion to accept the minutes to the
last meeting. Motion Seconded by Jeff Baier. Motion carried.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has set up a
planning meeting for July 31 and August 1 to look at the planning standard and
our Local Emergency Operations Plan and to instruct us on how to put the
information into the new Super System. Please sign up on KS-TRAIN for the
class. Vivian Button did a demonstration of the website. At our June meeting
we will look over the Emergency Support Functions 3, 4, 5 and 6. We want to
make sure the primary and support organizations are correct.
On June 11 in Garden City a Train-the-Trainer Workshop will
be held on Emergency Preparedness for Long-Term Care.
On June 14 in Garden City the ?KDHE-BCHS Exercise:
SHERT Tabletop Exercise, When "IT" Hits The Fan (1031653) Listeria
Outbreak? will be held. The target capabilities to
be tested or functions to be tested are Medical
Surge, Communications, Medical
Supplies Management & Distribution, Emergency
Public Information and Warning, Epidemiology,
Public Safety and Security Response.
The week of May 22 to 24 or 25 Mobile Radio will be narrow
banding our radios and repeaters. Blue Valley Safety will also be here to do
the narrow banding on the sirens.
Don talked about the CSB.gov website for safety training
videos. This is the Chemical Safety Board website.
We are trying to set up a Computer Aided Management of
Emergency Operations (CAMEO) training probably the second week of August.
The ICS-400 class in Cimarron has been cancelled due to low
Richard Everett talked about the Community Health Assessment
the Health Departments have been conducting. They are also working on Standard
Operating Guidelines for Radiation Events and updating their Mass Dispensing
Marshall Lewis talked about watching the legislature for
budgets and funding. They are also working on an Emergency screening pilot
project done over video. They are also understaffed at this time and have been
for some time.
Danny Law stated Pioneer Electric Cooperative is updating
their Emergency Operations plans and redoing some transmission lines.
Cathy Tyler, BP/Linn Energy stated they are still working on
the transition. It should be completed by June 28 with Linn Energy taking
control on July 1st. Joel Lee will be the new onsite manager. She
also talked about the compressor fire they had and how everyone worked together
really well and the Fire Department had the fire under control quickly. They
also talked about the new 500 foam that was used and how quickly it cooled
Bonnie Deiter talked about also watching the legislature for
school funding. This is her last meeting. She will be missed. The committee
thanks her for her participation.
Jeff Baier stated EMS and Fire had been busier with more
Cathy Hernandez talked about the 800 MHz towers at Morton,
Meade and Greeley are now on line. All of the towers in Southwest Kansas are
now operational. The National Weather Service will start broadcasting on the
Southwest 11 Event 2 channel of the 800 MHz?s radios during storms as well as
the NOAA radios. Finney County has a new Emergency Manager. His name is
Michael Paz Torres. Kansas Division of Emergency Management has several job
opportunities. They need two Exercise specialists and one Grant Program
Manager. She also reminded everyone of the Hospital exercise on June 14 in
Don talked about the Southwest Safety Council meeting he
attended. The grain cooperatives, private industries and electric companies
are a few of the representatives of the group. The council will be bringing an
8-hour Grain engulfment rescue training to the area in the near future at no
cost. Wheatland Electric will present the program in June on Electricity and
Next meeting June 21 at 11:30AM
Motion to Adjourn was made by Jeff Baier. Motion seconded by
Meeting was adjourned at 12:36 PM.