GRANT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
108 SOUTH GLENN, GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
ULYSSES, KS 67880
620-356-4430 FAX: 620-356-2884 firstname.lastname@example.org
DONALD BUTTON, COORDINATOR
August 16, 2012
Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
Don Button called the meeting to order at 11:34 AM with
seven members present. Those attending were Alfred Baker, Don Button, Vivian
Button, Jerry Deckert, Alyssa Duncan, Richard Everett, Nancy Lucas, Tammy
Oxford, and Dave Younger.
Jerry Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the
last meeting. Motion Seconded by Alfred Baker. Motion carried.
A discussion was held about the planning workshop the state
of Kansas conducted on July 31 and August 1 in Ulysses.
Don talked about the new OSHA requirements for Labeling and
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). MSDSs will become Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
and will have standardized format with16 sections. Hazardous Material labeling
will have a new format with pictograms. They will be a more complete label.
The new 2012 Emergency Response Guides are available. Don
stated there are several changes and classes need to be held to update the
responders with the changes.
The improvement plan has been completed and turned into KDHE
and KDEM for the June 14 exercise. The people who participated in the exercise
got together and completed the Improvement Plan and set times for when
improvements needed to be completed. The State was impressed that we work
together so well.
We held a Workshop to look over Emergency Support Function
(ESF) 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. To ESF 7 it was recommended we add Parkview Assisted
Living, The Legacy at Parkview, Grant County Purchasing Agent, Southwest Kansas
Health Initiative, Salvation Army, City of Ulysses Administration, Ulysses City
Council and Grant County Commissioners to the Support Agencies. To ESF 8 we
should add Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital and Grant County Emergency
Medical Service with the Grant County Health Department for the Primary
Agencies. Also on ESF 8 to the Support Agencies we should add Grant County
Senior Center, Grant County Funeral Home, Garnand Funeral Home, United
Methodist Western Kansas Care Center Mexican-American Ministries, Ministerial
Alliance, Parkview Assisted Living and The Legacy at Parkview. To ESF 9 to the
Primary Agency along with the Grant County Fire Department we need to add the
Grant County Sheriffs Office and Ulysses Police Department. To ESF 10 we
should add Grant County Emergency Management to the Primary Agency with the
Grant County Fire Department. On the Support Agencies we need to add City of
ESF 11 Primary Agencies are Grant County Emergency
Management and Grant County Health Department and we need to add Grant County
Extension Office. To ESF 11 Support Agencies we need to add Ulysses Vet
Hospital, Grant County Road and Bridge and Ulysses City Shop.
At the October meeting we will look at Emergency Support Function
12, 13, 14, and 15.
For our LEPC to be compliant we have to look over our
By-Laws every year. Vivian will e-mail our by-laws and an example from the
state for the membership to look at and we will discuss any changes that need
to be made at the September meeting.
Upcoming Training: Homeland Security Exercise and
Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course will be held on November 13-15 in
Garden City. Colorado is offering a Public Information Officer (PIO) Course in
Alyssa Duncan from Linn Energy stated they are still trying
to get everything changed. They are working on putting new signs on all of
their facilities. They are also working on their Material Safety Data Sheets
to change them to the new OSHA format for Safety Data Sheets.
Don also talked about some issues several counties are
having with water because of the oil field fracking.
Richard Everett stated the Health Departments have grant
funding for another year. They did get an increase. They have completed all
of the requirements up to now. He also talked about the West Nile virus in
Texas and Nancy Lucas from the hospital said there has been one case in Kansas.
USD 214 had some issues with their new radio system. They
had a backup plan set for Wednesday if the radios did not work. However,
Wednesday morning the first day of school the Radios worked very well.
Jerry Deckert from EMS stated they have an Adult Advanced
Care Live Support and a Pediatric Advanced Care Live Support classes coming
up. This is a 13 or 14 hour program. They are getting ready for football
standby for the Varsity, Junior Varsity, C Team, 7th and 8th
Grade and Pee Wee. They will start their Mandated Training for the EMT-I staff
in October and it will go thru March.
Alfred Baker reminded the members of the Kansas Emergency
Management Association Conference in September. We are trying to get another Community
Emergency Response Team Training set up.
Next meeting is September 20 at 11:30AM at the basement
training room of the Grant County Courthouse.
Motion to Adjourn was made by Alfred Baker and seconded by
The meeting was adjourned at 12:50 PM.
Respectfully submitted by Vivian Button