December 16, 2004
Planning Committee Minutes
Don called the meeting
to order at with 10 members
present. Don Button , Jeff Baier, Richard
Everett, Richard Banes, Tom Kramer, Al Baker, Alan Olson, John Crosby, Sharon
Phelps and Vivian Button
The City Council and County Commissioners approved and
adopted resolutions for the Grant County Mitigation Plan. A copy of the resolution has been sent to
FEMA and KDEM. A verbal confirmation has been received but not a written.
The State is still
working on the new guidelines for our Emergency Operations plan. When it is released we will have a lot of
work to do making changes.
John Crosby, Terry
Crosby, Al Baker, Sean Gooding and Don Button attended the Kansas Hazmat
Training Symposium in Wichita on November 19 to
John Crosby, Jeff Baier,
and Don Button went to Pueblo and attended the
80 Hour HazMat Technician Class. This
was paid for with an HMEP Grant. They
all agreed this class is the best they have taken. It had lots of hands on experience.
Don has applied for
additional HMEP grants for more training.
They want to send more of the Fire Fighters to the Pueblo class. John, Jeff and Don would also like to take
the Highway Technician Specialist class also offered at Pueblo.
presented Emergency Responder Training 2004.
EMS presented a two-day extrication class.
Operating L.P. (Mid America Pipeline) presented a program on their Emergency
Response Plan in Sublette for Grant, Haskell and Seward Counties on Friday
December 10. Alan Olson and Lance Babcock attended.
Richard Everett had been
to a 2-day Terrorism Class at Hays that was very interesting.
Sharon Phelps from the
Health Department said they still have flu shots.
Ways to decrease the
time it takes to get a tanker of water to county fires was discussed.
Next meeting January 20,