LEPC Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2006
In the absence of Don Button, LEPC Secretary
Vivian Button called the meeting to order at 5:00PM. Members present were Al
Baker, Charles McKellar, Deb McDaniel, John Crosby, David Wagner, Frank
Goldsby, John Leisher, Sharon Phelps, JJ Deckert, Sherry Thompson and Ruben
Don was in Garden City at a Train-the-Trainer
class for the Incident Command System. The ICS 100: Introduction to ICS, ICS
200: Basic ICS, ICS 300: Intermediate ICS and ICS 400: Advanced ICS.
In Garden City on May 23 and 24 Kansas Division of Emergency Management will hold ICS 100 and NIMS IS 700 training. They
will also have Incident Command System/Emergency Operation Center Interface.
Don has set up IS 700 National Incident
Management System Classes on May 11. He will have three classes: 9:00AM,
1:00PM and 7:00PM at the Grant County Fire Department. People who need the IS
700 are Entry Level First Responders and Disaster Workers. This includes
Emergency Medical Service Personnel, Firefighters, hospital staff, Law
Enforcement Personnel, Public Health personnel, Public Works/Utility personnel,
Skilled Support Personnel and other emergency management response, support,
volunteer personnel at all levels. This also includes the Private Sector
personnel that would be responding for their organization if the incident includes
their company or industry. These people also need ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
(Incident Command System or equivalent. Dave Jones of Garden City and Don
taught an IS 700 class in Lakin with 69 people present on April 13.
Rod Wilson finished his HazMat Technician class
in Pueblo. This training was paid for by the HMEP Grants. We have three more
scheduled to go this year.
April 22 BP sponsored Community Safe Driving
Day. They have lots of activities planned for all ages.
We looked at printout from the website for the
County Emergency Operations Plan.
John Crosby from the Fire Department said the
county was in the Extreme Fire Danger but we have not had any major grass
fires. One major house fire, however it was contained to the one structure.
Dave Wagner from the Transfer Station stated the
Spring Cleanup dates are April 22 to April 29. Household hazardous Waste is
going good. Some things that are brought in can be reused. Jerry Jo Deckert
asked if you could throw empty paid cans in the dumpsters or if you need to
bring them to the Transfer Station. Mr. Wagner stated if they had any paint
left in the cans they should be brought to the Transfer Station, but if they we
empty them could be put into the dumpsters.
Frank Goldsby stated his retirement was going
John Leisher from Bob Wilson Hospital stated they were working on Grant paperwork.
Jerry Jo Deckert from Grant County EMS reported 13 people in the EMT Class. The renovation is about finished and they will
have an open house on May 20. Grant County EMS and Midwest Life team and
Southwest Trauma Council have teamed up to offer Pre-Hospital Trauma Life
Support training in Ulysses on May 6 and 7 and again on June 10 and
11. Both days have to be attended to receive certification. EMS will be
attending the BP Community Safe Driving Day. They will be checking car seats
and giving away bike helmets. EMS has two of their personnel certified in Car
Sherry and Sharon from the Health Department
stated they are waiting for the Mumps. We do not have any cases of mumps in
the county at this time. If someone needs a Measles, Mump and Rubella (MMR)
vaccination, the cost is $54. Children are required a MMR vaccination before
they can attend school.
Dr Hubert Peterson, District Coroner, was in
Sublette Saturday giving a presentation on the Bird Flu. Sherry from the
Health Department, advised she would see if Richard Everett, Southwest Health Initiative
could bring this information to our area.
Charles McKellar was welcomed to the Committee.
He is the BP Jayhawk Plant representative. Lots of good information was shared
between the Jayhawk Plant and the first Responders on their Tour the First of
Deb McDaniel from Columbia Chemical Company
stated they are working on updating their Emergency Plans. They are also
working on a Safety Coordinators Group in western Kansas. The first meeting is
planned for May 16 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Pioneer Communication Media
Room. The cost will be $25 each to help cover the cost of the meeting and
Ruben from the City of Ulysses said he had been
meeting the last two days with the KCC to check City pipelines. The Wetland
Project is going well. They are getting ready to talk to State and City
engineers and consultants and take bids in June or July.
Al Baker stated Don and he taught a Radiological
Monitoring (RM) class in Meade on April 8th and they have a class
scheduled in May for Johnson City. The classes also discuss Radiological
Transportation Incidents. Radiological monitoring was discussed. The
Transfer Station has a RM class coming up.
Some of the industries would like us to have the
LEPC Meeting during the work day. So the next LEPC meeting will be May 18 at
Meeting adjourned at 5:49 PM
Tentative meeting dates for the rest of the year: June 15,
July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21.