September 23, 2004
Don Button called the meeting to order with 9 members present and one
Richard Everett, Don Button, Tom Kramer, Richard Banes, Sharon Phelps, Cindy
Howard Reeves, Sherry Thompson, Vivian Button, Julia Lund
The Mitigation Plan has
been submitted but we have not heard anything.
Plans were the Federal office would approve or disapprove the plan
within 45 days but they are running behind.
Some plans have been in for 100 days and have not received a response.
We have ordered
everything but 6 items for the 2003 ODP Grant monies. The order site should open back up on October
1 so we can finish up. We had the
information but the numbers had not been put into the computer before they
closed the site.
Don, Al and Vivian went
to the KEMA Conference September 15,16,17 at the
Holiday Inn in Manhattan. We received training on Emergency Management
and County Government, Writing a Successful Grant, Foreign Animal Disease
Planning, State Homeland Security Grant Program, GIS Issues, Advanced Radar
Interpretation, Bio-Terrorism Response, Regional Hazmat Teams, When Disaster
Strikes Home, and RISS/ATIX Info as well as a class on updating our Hazardous
At the KEMA Awards
banquet the Ulysses City Council received the Emergency Management Association
2004 Outstanding Service award and Vivian Button received an award for
Emergency Management Support Professional 2004.
Don had sent in nominations for these awards.
17, 2003 Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-8 and the February 2003
Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-5 has mandated that Federal, State and Local Emergency Service will
incorporate (NIMS) National incident Management System into the
Local Emergency Operations Plan by 2005 or no later than 2007. This has to be implemented before you can receive
more grant funds
You can take the training at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp
. The training takes about 2 hours.
American Red Cross training “Introduction to Disaster Services” was held in Ulysses on Thursday
September 16, 2004
with 15 people present. “Mass Care: An Overview” will be on Thursday September
30, 2004 from in Ulysses at the Fire Department. “ Disaster Health Services: An Overview” will be presented on Saturday September 25
from - Ulysses.
All classes will be at the Grant County Fire Department. “Shelter
Operations, Shelter Simulation”
will be Saturday October 23 from -1200 and .
“Family Services: Providing Emergency Assistance” will be Saturday October 9 from -. “Disaster Assessment” will be Thursday October 14 from -.
“ERV’s: Ready, Set, Roll” on
Saturday November 6 from -.
Wichita will host the 13
Annual HazMat Symposium on November 18,19, 20, and
21.We discussed the training. One new class is Hazardous Awareness for Law
Enforcement. Some of the courses available are Hospital Decon, PPE I (Personal
Protective Equipment) and PPE II (N95 mask to Level A suits), Hazwoper
refresher, NIMS, Structural Collapse Awareness, CAMEO (Computer Aided
Management of Emergency Operations), Identifying Unknowns Using Field Screening
Kits (limited to 20 per class) and several others.
Cindy from the Hospital stated they have spent
their Grant funds. However, most of the
equipment is on back order. Don stated
the SHERT (Southwest Hospital Emergency Response Team) wants to meet with the
area hospitals, Law Enforcement and Commissions. The SHERT Team covers 18 counties in the Southwest
part of the state.
Don also stated the SHERT had
submitted their Plan and it has been approved.
Don and Sherry Thompson from the Health Department went to Finney County to assist and evaluate St. Catherine’s
Hospital exercise. All who participated
Richard Everett with Southwest
Kansas Health Initiative stated the Flu-X Mass Vaccination run thru went
well. The actual even will take place in
October in Liberal. Sherry said some of
her employees were going to participate.
Don talked about security issues and
how important it is to notify the Law Enforcement Center if you see or hear something out of the
ordinary or that concerns you.
The committee watched the video “Terrorism for
Employees”. Several copies are available
from the Emergency Management Office to borrow and show employee.
Next meeting October 21, 2004
Meeting adjourned at