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April 19, 2012

Grant County Local Emergency Planning Committee Minutes


Don Button called the LEPC meeting to order at 11:31AM with 10 members present. Those present were Alfred Baker, Don Button, Vivian Button, Jerry Jo Deckert, Bonnie Deiter, Richard Everett, Kristy Frazee, Roger Gardner, Janet Thomeczek and Cathy Tyler.


Jerry Deckert made a motion to accept the minutes to the last meeting.  Motion Seconded by Alfred Baker.   Motion carried.


The state has set up a planning meeting for July 31 and August 1 to look at the planning standard and our County Emergency Operations Plan.  It will be at the South Room of the Grant County Civic Center.  We looked at the agenda.


At our June meeting we will be looking at the Emergency Support Function for 3-Public Works, 4 Fire fighting, 5-Emergency Management and 6-Mass Care.


We have received Tier IIs from 32 different companies with 337 locations.


Some of the topics discussed at the LEPC conference were Spill Reporting-KDHE(Kansas Department of Health and Environment), KDEM (Kansas Division of Emergency Management) and KCC (Kansas Corporation Commission); Social Media; Railroad Response; School Preparedness; All-Hazards Local Emergency Planning Committee Planning; Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Updates; Sara (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act) Title III; Tier II Reporting; Local Emergency Planning Committee best practices, sustaining and funding; Hospital Decontamination; and Preparing your community for a radiological emergency.


Gray County is holding an ICS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System class on April 23 and 24.  To attend this class you need to sign up by Friday April 20 on KS-Train.  Gray County will also host an ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System class on May 21 and 22.


Nahum Manzano is no longer with BP.  Cathy Tyler will be the BP representative.

Bonnie Dieter, Superintendent USD 214 stated Dave Younger would be taking her place as the new Superintendent and LEPC member.


Tuesday Grant County had a compressor fire.  The cooperation and coordination between the Fire Department and BP made the incident run smoothly.  They all worked very well together.  It was a big help to have some of the BP employees on the Fire Department and they had been training together and understood how both departments worked.  It also helped to have worked with BP on tabletop and other exercises. The new F500 foam worked really well and helped cool things down quickly.  The main corrective action talked about was a vest or someway to identify the main contact person for the facility.  It was a big help that decisions could be made quickly.


Cathy Tyler talked about transition from BP to Linn Energy and also the drill and exercises they do to prepare. She also talked about Incident Action Plan software.


Richard Everett reminded everyone of the Hospital Exercise on June 14 and to sign up on KS-train.  The County Health Department is also working on a Community Health Assessment on May 10th.  He is working on a Standard Operation Guidelines for Radiation emergencies.


Jerry Deckert stated they are continuing to conduct CPR and First Aid classes.  They conducted classes for the Health Department and Ulysses Police Department and will be holding classes for county employees in May.


Don Button also talked about the Animal Response Teams.  They are trying to set up a regional team.  They are asking for 1 or two people from each county to be on the team.  They are working on by-laws and training.  The Kansas Animal Response Team has received a grant to purchase a Confined Animal Management Emergency Trailer that will be located in Southwest Kansas.


Don Button also talked about the SWERV (Southwest Emergency Response Vehicle).  It is a 65 passenger bus the school donated to the county and the Regional Council took it on as a project to make it a mass casualty transport.  It was used last year during the wildfires to transport approximately 14 residents and aids and equipment from the Satanta Care Home to a care home in Garden City. It was also used to return 17 residents with aids and equipment back to the Satanta Care Home.  It was used this month to move the patient from the old Scott County Hospital to the new Scott County Hospital.  It has been requested for the move in Hugoton from the old care home to the new care home.  One lesson learned is oversize wheel chairs will not fit on the ramp.


Don Button stated ?A big thank you to BP Jayhawk Plant for the donation for the decals to identify the SWERV.


The next meeting will be May 17 at 11:30AM.


Motion to Adjourn was made by Jerry Deckert and seconded by Richard Everett.

Time Adjourned 12:40 PM.