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Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

Minutes October 21, 2005


Members attending were David Wagner, Sherry Thompson, Sharon Phelps, Frank Goldsby, Jeff Baier, Todd Hampton, Dave Harbour, Alan Olson, Cindy Howard-Reeves, Mitzi Stamey, Richard Everett, Ruben Flores, Don Button, and Vivian Button.

Meeting was called to order at 5:10 PM.   Don Button had just arrived back from Mississippi at 4:30 PM.  He discussed some of the problems in Hancock County Mississippi where he was deployed.  He was at Ground Zero where the eye of Hurricane Katrina when thru Hancock County.  They had no Local Emergency Planning Committee, No continuity of government and all records were destroyed.  They had moved 1,300,000 cubic yards of debris from right of ways and this was only 14% of the debris.

Looked at the proposed new Kansas Planning Standards for counties to use to update their local emergency plans. 

We had a problem this month with used oil from a semi parked behind Frank’s Service Center mixing with the rainwater and doing some damage in people’s yards on College Street.  Doug Doubek from Kansas Department of Health and Environment checked it out and he said the oil did not absorb into the soil.  These yards are being cleaned up by Frank’s Service Center.

The 2005 Kansas Haz-Mat Symposium will be in Wichita November 4, 5, and 6th.

Kansas One Call is presenting Emergency Responder training 2005 on November 8, at the Grant County Civic Center.  RSVP by November 3rd.

We have two more responders going to the Hazmat Technician Course in Pueblo before the end of the year.

Sherry Thompson stated the Health Department is out of Flu Vaccine, however more should be in on October 21.

Dave Harbour and Mark Pata from Grant County Emergency Medical Service took a Train-the –Trainer class on Pre-Hospital Emergency Pediatric Program (PePP) in Scott City.  They will be training the other Emergency Medical Service personnel.  Several EMTs are taking the EMT-I class in Hugoton.  Grant County EMS and Bob Wilson Hospital hosted a Lunch and Learn on October 20th.  Pennie Noyes, Director of DOVES presented a program about Domestic Violence.  It was well attended.

Mitzi Stamey and Cindy Howard-Reeves talked about the hospital being busy.  The personnel are taking ACLS classes and several have taken the Hospital Management of the Contaminated Patient.    They are still trying to bring this class to Ulysses.  They also sent up their Decon Shower and tried it out.  They are working on a Shadowing partnership with Wesley Medical Center in their ER. 

Todd Hampton, City/County Building Inspector, discussed water sample testing that is being done in locations around the county.

Dave Wagner said the county cleanup week went very well.  They received 2 and ½ tons of e-waste.  Road and Bridge Department is helping the Transfer station close a Trench.  They are in the process of getting everything in place to become a satellite station for Household Hazardous Waste.


The next meeting will be November 17 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting Adjourned at 5:45 PM


Vivian Button