November 18, 2010
Grant County Local
Emergency Planning Committee Minutes
Alfred Baker called the meeting to order at 12:02 PM with 7
members present. Members present were Alfred Baker, Richard Everett, Jerry
Deckert, Danny Law, Frank Goldsby, Sheila Brown and Vivian Button.
Jerry Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting. Motion
Seconded by Frank Goldsby. Motion carried.
We are still waiting to hear whether our Debris Management
Plan was approved.
The Mitigation Plan was not approved. Our contractor E-Fm
consulting is working on fixing the areas that have problems.
Vivian talked to the Commissioners about digitizing the
parcel/Tax Maps and it was tabled. It is something that will have to be done
eventually. She is looking into getting more information.
The basic section of the Local Emergency Operation Plan was
given out. We will go over the basic plan at the January meeting to see what
updates need to be completed. The plan also includes fifteen Emergency Support
Function sections. We will be reviewing these in the coming months.
A new state regional coordinator has not been appointed yet.
We discussed the Kansas Vulnerable Needs Registry. The
United Way agency is the contact to register. They are using the 211 number.
This is for people with special needs. The information will be used to help
prepare for a disaster and for a disaster. It was discussed that information
should be taken to the doctor?s offices and to churches to be given out along
with the legacy, the assisted living and medical supply facilities.
The Grant County Health Department held a Point of
Distribution (POD) exercise on 10-26-2010 at Pioneer Electric. They gave flu
shots to the employees. The exercise went very well and the Health Department
appreciates and thanks Pioneer Electric for participating in the exercise.
Jerry Deckert stated EMS held a Pediatric Advance Life
Support class on November 5 and 6th for 11 people. Some of the
participants were respiratory therapy, registered nurses, and paramedics. They
have held several CPR and First Aid classes and have done several standbys at
events. The First Responder training will conclude this week with testing on
Saturday, November 20th.
Danny Law with Pioneer Electric stated they are having a
problem with responders in their area pulling electric meters. Just because
you pull an electric meter does not mean the electricity has been turned off.
Pulling a meter could cause an explosion. Pioneer Electric is glad to conduct
electrical training. The other problem they are having is the big loads that
come thru town and disturb the power lines. They will gladly help them thru
town if they will let them know when they are coming to town.
Sheila Brown from Grant County Health Department stated they
have finished with their offsite clinics but are still giving flu shots at the
office. On December 1 they will stay open until 7:00 PM for an Evening
Vaccination Clinic. Free vaccinations will be given to children under the age
of 18 who do not have health insurance. Sigma Beta Phi donated funds to the
Health Department for TDAP vaccine to help vaccinate adults with families and
no health insurance. The Health Department is promoting the TDAP Tetanus,
Diphtheria and Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. Ten children nationwide have
died from whooping cough and the source is commonly an adult in the
The LEPC will not meet in December. The next meeting will
be January 20, 2011 at 11:30AM. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. THE MEETING
WILL START AT 11:30AM.
Motion to Adjourn was made by Sheila Brown. Motion seconded by
Time adjourned was 1:05 PM.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Vivian Button.