Local Emergency Planning
August 17, 2006
Vivian Button , Aaron
Hickert, Todd Hampton, Sharon Phelps, Marty Long, Richard Banes, George
Bushnell, Ruben Flores, J. J. Deckert, Richard Everett and Shayla
to order at 1:35 PM with 11 members present.
made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting. Ruben seconded.
Homeland Security Council met in Garden City today to go over their 3 project
proposals for their grant funds. Don Button and John Crosby were gone to this
meeting. Their three projects are Training and Exercises, Interoperable
Communications, and Deployable Response Resources (Incident Management Team).
The City of Ulysses is going to be the fiscal agent for the council.
attended a meeting on the Electronic County Emergency Operations Plan in Garden
City. We hope to have each department a password so they can work on their
part of the plan before the next meeting.
We are still
planning on have a Full Scale Exercise in October. It will be on a Saturday
and involve both out in the field and in the Emergency Operations Center. The players will be local, state and federal. There will be a one day workshop on
October 12 to help prepare for the exercise. We hope to utilize the GIS
information to help with the exercise.
The 2005 HMEP
Grant has been completed. Four responders were sent to Hazardous Material
Technician training in Pueblo, Colorado.
The KEMA (Kansas
Emergency Management Association) Conference will be September 13 -15 in Hays.
It has lots of training.
Symposium is October 24-29, 2006 in Wichita. This Symposium has a lot of
training classes each day for first responders as well as industry.
If you are
interested in further information about these classes or the LEPC please call
Don Button at 620-356-4430.
Just a reminder
to be NIMS compliant individuals and responders must have the NIMS class by
October. You can go to FEMA.gov and take the class. Richard Everett stated
KDEM is presenting through Interactive Video Conferencing an IS 700 (NIMS)
class. The closest location is Sublette on September 28, 2006. He thought the
time was 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
and Marty Long attended a Seminar in Stevens County on Courthouse Security put
on by Homeland Security. The main concern was to keep the Court system
functioning. They have also decided that the District Court personnel should
be NIMS compliant. Later in the year Homeland Security will be sending out
people to inspect the courthouse and tell up what steps we can take to make it
Marty also asked
if we had any NIMS classes coming up. Several others stated they also had
people who needed the class. We do not have and NIMS classed set up at this
stated David Graber was the new manager for the Transfer Station.
stated they had done all of their pandemic flu exercises. The have an exercise
coming up on October 18 that will include Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. Only the bordering counties can participate but other counties can watch. It will
be a table top to test the Risk Communications and Emergency Operations Centers. They are also looking into the Amateur Radio Operators for help in times
of need. On September 8th at the SHERT Meeting they are going to
discuss and have a representative from the Amateur Radio Relay League.
stated the NOAA radio tower and EMS antenna do have a generator with a battery
from BP stated they have an upcoming IMP drill and the local emergency services
will be getting information in the next week or so.
stated that Don had taken the Communication trailer to the Seward County LEPC
and let them look at it. They are going to help with the radio systems. The
Communication trailer will be used regional in needed. Natalie from his office
is going to be doing the grant paperwork for the Regional Homeland Security
from the Health Department stated they should have the flu vaccine in by the
middle of October. They are busy giving shots, t-b skin test and physicals
getting everyone ready for school.
stated they were working on repairing streets and their next project will be
painting the water tower.
Jerry Jo Deckert
stated they have 2 people who should complete the Paramedic Class in
September. Garden City is starting another Paramedic Class in January. They
have replaced the EMS repeater. It was over 20 years old. Because the
generator was already set up it saved them about $2000. With the Grant Funds
from last year EMS purchased mass casualty equipment, (disposable spine boards,
c-collars, disposable blankets), they are looking at putting some of these on
the HazMat trailer and the Communication Trailer so they will be available
during a disaster.
EMS has also received a $1800 grant for the Kansas Methamphetamine Prevention Project. On
October 14 at the Civic Center they will have training available to anyone
interested on how to deal with a person on Meth and how to tell if a person is
EMS is also teaching CPR and First Aid classes in the next few weeks. If you have anyone
who needs to take a class please call 620-356-3400.
It was decided
by the committee to have the next meeting at 7:00 PM on September 21.
The meeting was
adjourned at 2:20.
Submitted by Vivian Button