LEPC Meeting Minutes

April 6, 2011

Present: Brad Lowther-Hall Mtn. Fire; Tony Rohrwasser, Wayne Wilkerson, Wesley Portrey-SBFD; Emma Fields, Leatha Lockhart-Red Cross; Jay Baker-IDBHS; Dale Du Ree-Industrial Communications; Barry Coleman-LDS; R Sherman, Ken Baker-BVA; Bob Graham-OEM; John Moss-CCVFD; Gary Leonard, Chet Savage-PVFD; Pat Warkentin-BFFD; Susan Bowman-Valence Wireless; DeAnna Galbraith, Tina Wilson-NIPIN&BCCH; Rick Alonzo-BF Police Chief; Ken English-MSFD; Kevin Greenleaf-Kootenai Tribe; George Shutes-ITD; Cecil Garza-USBP-BON; Bryon Johnson-Kootenai County Fire & Rescue.

Next meeting: May 4, 2011 @ 0800, Boundary County Courthouse Extension Office

Topic: First Responders, Handling of Emergency Trauma – Presenter: Denys Knight, Counselor LCPC

I.   Announcements: Tony Rohrwasser brought the meeting to order at 0800.

1.  Locate previous Meeting Minutes at http://www.boundarycountyid.org/emermgmt/lepc/index.htm 

2. Provide copy of your meeting content to johnmoss@addr1.com  in order to be included in minutes

II.  Bryon Johnson - Kootenai County Fire & Rescue

1. Hazmat radiation exercise planned for 5 Northern Idaho Counties (Region 1)

2. Location: Bonners Ferry Fairgrounds

3. Date/Time: May 13/14 (Friday, Saturday) / 8:00 AM

4. Pseudo real-time (except that Hazmat team already on site)

5. Intended to include as many Agencies as possible – all agencies invited

6. Friday (13th) will include a presentation on decontamination

7. Friday (13th) targeted to be a training preparation day

III. Barry Ellis Coleman, PhD, CLT – N7BEC (LDS/Translator)

1.  Two new FEMA Courses Available (Some of our local agencies and/or businesses may want to review these courses; i.e., Banks, Courthouse personnel, Schools).

a. IS-906 - Workplace Security Awareness

i. Course Overview

1.  This course provides guidance to individuals and organizations on how to improve the security in your workplace.

2.  By the end of this course, you will be able to:

3. Identify potential risks to workplace security.

4. Describe measures for improving workplace security.

5. Determine the actions to take in response to a security situation.

b. IS-907 - Active Shooter: What You Can Do

i. Course Overview

1. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

2. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

3.  escribe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.

4. Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.

5. Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.

6. Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

ii. Not all recommendations provided here will be applicable at every facility.  This course is intended to provide guidance to enhance facility-specific plans and procedures.

2. Note:

a.  Sandpoint Stake of LDS Church will have an Emergency Preparedness ERC Training session on the 30th of April at the Sandpoint Stake center at 0900 hrs.  All are welcome to attend. 

3. Questions, assistance or password help – contact Barry Coleman at N7BEC@yahoo.com             

IV. George Shutes -  ITD

1. “Thank you” for support on the hazmat spill this winter

2. Looking for grant for gyrocopter

a. Call 263-8417 if able to support this need

V. Rick Alonzo – BF Police Chief

1. New protocol in place

VI. Tina Wilson -

1.  April 14th  NIPIO  noon

2. JI Center Box – need a location and protocols for use

VII. Jay Baker – BHS ID

1.  Reorganization within Bureau – modified ICF Structure

a.  Branch Management

b. Response & Recovery

c. Protection & Preparedness

2. Better suited to manage critical personnel within the Agency

VIII. Bob Graham -  Boundary County Emergency Manager

1. Did NOT get 2007 Grant monies

2. The extension building will become an EOC (Emergency Operations Center)

3. Possible financing from 2008/2009 Grants

4. Sheriff took delivery of system last week

5. No radiation equipment – now have 2 monitors

IX. DeAnna Galbraith – BCCH

1. Upcoming May 12th exercise at BCCH – Biological Tabletop

X. Tony Rohrwasser, South Boundary Fire Department

1. Fall Creek Station near completion (opening May 7)

2. May 20-22 - WUI Class

XI.            Brad Lowther - HMFD

1. Ice rescue training event – successful, and appreciate all who attended

XII. With no further business, Tony Rohrwasser adjourned the meeting at 0900.

Minutes submitted by J. Moss CCVFD