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Minutes for October 30, 2008


Don Button called the meeting to order at 12:15.  Fifteen members were present and 5 guest. 


Todd Hampton made a motion to approve the Minutes of last meeting. Motion was seconded by Jerry Jo Deckert.  Motion carried


Richard Ubben and Raymond Yakel from Kinder-Morgan talked to the group about their pipeline safety and procedures in our area.


NIMS Cast report stated we are 76% complaint over all 16% complaint on NIMS training.  Road and Bridge are in the process of completing the IS700, IS100 and IS200. Everyone who works for the city or county should complete these classes.  They are on line at


On Resource Typing which is also part of NIMS Compliance we have received Road and Bridge, EMS and part of the Fire Department’s equipment listing.


Red Cross could not do the Community Shelter operations class on a third Tuesday because of Board meetings. We will contact Red Cross and see what they have available for a Monday or Thursday and do an afternoon class and an evening class.


Donations Management Workshop in Ulysses on Oct. 10 only had 10 participants. It was a good class. The Fourth “P” Workshop Partnerships for Preparedness in SW Kansas on October 16 looked at the questions of How to prepare clients and who to contact to get information to clients.  It was very informative and made contact of people that could help in an event or emergency. They are still working on a State or National Registry to help during emergencies.


Southwest Kansas Regional Trauma Council Trauma Talk ITV Training will be Nov. 4 at 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm “Trauma Patient Assessment-The First Few Minutes:  The things you need to know in the field.” This will be at Bob Wilson Grant County Memorial Hospital basement conference room.


Medical Management of the Contaminated Patient Recertification Course will be from 8-5 at Kearny County Hospital on November 6.  Registration is being done thru Kansas Train.


Don Button talked about the Southwest Kansas Regional Emergency Planning Council 08 funding projects. They received a little over $700,000.  Some of the projects are Incident Management Team training; setting up and training a State Urban Search and Rescue Team that consist of 2 strike teams with High Angle rescue, Confined space rescue and hazmat operations training; school and law enforcement training consisting of IED and shooting incidents with training coming to each of the 18 counties; a GIS project; and continued interoperable communications equipment and training.


Jason Moses the State of Kansas Interoperable Communications Coordinator gave an overview of what would be talked about at the communications meeting. This included narrow banding and what would be changing and what is available and the 800 MHz system in the state.


Don stated we need to set up an Exercise Committee with the new guidelines for exercises we have to submit our ideas to the state 3 months in advance to get them approved.  We have to have 2 discussion based (workshop, tabletop, orientation, game or seminar) or one Operation based (drill, functional or full-scale).   They have to be compliant to HSEEP guidelines.  HSEEP is Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program.  Emergency Management’s three year exercise plan included a school incident, tornado, food-borne illness, winter storm and pipeline incident. This is subject to change.


The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training will conclude on November 15 with 7 more people trained.


Communications Meeting will be held at 1:00 PM after LEPC to discuss a strategic plan for the Radio Narrow Banding for the city and county.


Discussion was held about the next meeting date.  We will combine the November and December meeting and will meet on December 4 at 12:00 Noon at the Fire Department.


John Crosby made a motion to adjourn.  Rubin Flores seconded.  Motion carried.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:07PM.


Respectfully submitted by Vivian Button