Date: October 23,
Local Emergency Planning Committee Members
Hanson, KDEM Richard Hernandez,
EFm Consulting LLC
Delmer Dunham, Scott and Lane County Emergency Management
Button George Bushnell Sherry Thompson Sharon Phelps
Button John Crosby Sean Gooding Sebastian Kunz
Perez Richard Banes Steve Sawyer Jeff Baier
Kramer Jim Spencer Ruben Flores Dave Cruz
Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting was called to
order at on October
in the basement of the Grant County Courthouse with 17 members and 3 guest.
Richard Hernandez from EFM Consulting who did the
County Hazardous Analysis discussed how it could be used to help the county and
to help protect our responders.
Oktoberfest -- October 16, the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment in conjunction with Kansas Division of Emergency Management held an
exercise for the area hospitals in Garden City. Nine participates
represented Grant County (3 hospital,
2 health department, 1 law enforcement, 1 EMS, 1 fire and 1 Emergency
Grant County’s DOJ Grant for 2003 Part 1 $30,780.52
Part 2 $78,255.49. We do not get the money
but we can order equipment and training that will help prepare responders for
Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.
We had to prepare an assessment for the next rounds of Grant and that
paper work was finished on October 24.
Don and Richard thanked everyone who helped fill out the paper work. Since we are starting to get Haz-Mat equipment, monthly training is being set up to
utilize the equipment.
The next project is the Mitigation
20/20 program. Help will be needed from
Planning and Zoning and all other departments to complete this Federally mandated program.
Don is still working on the
Foreign Animal Disease Plan.
Threat and Risk assessment training has
been scheduled for January 20, 21 and 22, 2004 at the Pioneer Communications
Media Room. This training is through
National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center at Texas A & M University. We need a minimum of 32 participants to hold
Sherry Thompson reminded everyone to
get their flu shot.
The next meeting will be November 20, 2003 in the basement of the Grant County Courthouse.
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 email@example.com.
Don Button, Coordinator,
108 South Glenn, Ulysses,