Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting
Minutes October 21, 2005
Members attending were David Wagner, Sherry
Thompson, Sharon Phelps, Frank Goldsby, Jeff Baier, Todd Hampton, Dave Harbour,
Alan Olson, Cindy Howard-Reeves, Mitzi Stamey, Richard Everett, Ruben Flores,
Don Button, and Vivian Button.
Meeting was called to order at 5:10 PM. Don Button had just arrived back from
Mississippi at 4:30 PM. He discussed
some of the problems in Hancock County Mississippi where he was deployed. He was at Ground Zero where the eye of
Hurricane Katrina when thru Hancock County.
They had no Local Emergency Planning Committee, No continuity of
government and all records were destroyed.
They had moved 1,300,000 cubic yards of debris from right of ways and
this was only 14% of the debris.
Looked at the
proposed new Kansas Planning Standards for counties to use to update their
local emergency plans.
We had a problem this month with used oil from
a semi parked behind Frank’s Service
Center mixing with the
rainwater and doing some damage in people’s yards on College Street. Doug Doubek from Kansas Department of Health
and Environment checked it out and he said the oil did not absorb into the
soil. These yards are being cleaned up
by Frank’s Service
The 2005 Kansas Haz-Mat Symposium will be in Wichita November 4, 5, and
Kansas One Call is presenting Emergency
Responder training 2005 on November 8, at the Grant County
Civic Center. RSVP by November 3rd.
We have two more responders going to the
Hazmat Technician Course in Pueblo
before the end of the year.
Sherry Thompson stated the Health Department
is out of Flu Vaccine, however more should be in on
Dave Harbour and Mark Pata from
Grant County Emergency Medical Service took a Train-the –Trainer class on
Pre-Hospital Emergency Pediatric Program (PePP) in Scott City. They will be training the other Emergency
Medical Service personnel. Several EMTs
are taking the EMT-I class in Hugoton.
Grant County EMS and Bob Wilson Hospital hosted a Lunch and Learn on
October 20th. Pennie Noyes,
Director of DOVES presented a program about Domestic Violence. It was well attended.
Mitzi Stamey and
Cindy Howard-Reeves talked about the hospital being busy. The personnel are taking ACLS classes and
several have taken the Hospital Management of the Contaminated Patient. They are still trying to bring this class
to Ulysses. They also sent up their
Decon Shower and tried it out. They are
working on a Shadowing partnership with Wesley Medical
Center in their ER.
Todd Hampton, City/County Building Inspector,
discussed water sample testing that is being done in locations around the
Dave Wagner said the county cleanup week went
very well. They received 2 and ½ tons of
e-waste. Road and Bridge Department is
helping the Transfer station close a Trench.
They are in the process of getting everything in place to become a
satellite station for Household Hazardous Waste.
The next meeting will be November 17 at 6:00
Meeting Adjourned at 5:45 PM