Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 –
Coshocton County Services Building
724 South Seventh Street, Lower Level
- Room B-100, EOC Location
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
bi-monthly meeting of the Coshocton County Local Emergency Planning Committee was
called to order at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, by Chairperson,
Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
(18) Members Present
McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director
Cole, Coshocton County EMA Deputy Director
Hill, Chairperson, Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department
Curtis Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner
Shryock Coshocton County Commissioner
Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES
Beiter, Coshocton County Health Department
Hettinger, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Courtright Coshocton County REACT
Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Hardy, Coshocton County ARES
Shroyer, Coshocton County EMS
Noland, Coshocton Hospital
Baker Coshocton City Council
Frank, Coshocton County City Health Department
Long AK Steel
Mills Coshocton City Fire department
Alloway (Guest) American Red Cross
Frader (Guest) American Red Cross
(6) Excused Absence
Westbrook, Organic Technologies
Carpenter, Citizen Member Co-Chairperson
Jones, Coshocton Co. Engineer’s Office
Applegate, American Red Cross
Adams, Coshocton County ARES
Smailes ( WTNS Radio)
motion was made by Mark Frank to approve the March 3 2015, meeting minutes and
was seconded by Dane Skryock. Motion carried.
Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.
The unencumbered balance as of May 1, 2015 is $27,820.24. Barry Noland made a motion to approve the financial
report as given, and the motion was seconded by Jeff Courtright. Motion carried.
McMasters reported that two Haz-Mat responses were made during March/April 2015
17th 2015 AEP 460 North White
Women Street 69 gallon of No-PCB mineral Oil. AEP took care of problem and
filed all needed paperwork spill report number #1503-16-0485
27th Pearl Valley Cheese. Per Chief Glenn Hill. He contacted the EMA
office and the EPA about this spill, a line used for the waste product of the
cheese making process backed up and over flowed the overflow holding tank. It
then spread into a nearby field and did get into a small stream. When the fire
department got there they had the owner use a backhoe to dig a trench and block
flow to the creek. EPA advised that waste was not bad for the stream.
McMasters updated members on the current roster and in the future we will be
using the new state SERC form for membership this will cause less paperwork and
make it easier for the commissioners to sign and turn into the state. This is
not due till August 2015 will be good thru 2017.
local LEPC exercise will take place May 14th 2015, at Warsaw Elementary.
There was discussion on using the Brine spill on US 36 on the early morning of
May 5th 2015, but after calling the State they advised against it,
because the truck did not have a placard and it would require a large amount of
paperwork. The exercise will take place
May 14th with all units staging at Walhonding Fire Station at 1600,
will get start as soon as the evaluators briefing is complete, Lorie Haukedahl
will be here from the state to oversee the exercise. We will be testing:
Initial Notification of Response Agencies,
Incident Assessment, Incident Command, Communications, Emergency Public
Information, Hospital Services, Traffic and Access Control, and Response
Rick Mills from the Coshocton City Fire Department( Haz-Mat team) asked for a
motion to approve the purchase of the Chemical Agent Detector Kit for the Haz-mat
trailer. He presented two bids one from MSA for $210.00 a kit and one from
Finley Fire at $184.00 a kit. After discussion about any difference of the kits
from one bid to the other. A motion was made by Mark Frank and seconded by
Curtis Lee to purchase the kit from Finley Fire Equipment motion Pass
updates were given by Troy Cole: We have received only one application for
attendance to the Ohio Weekend at the National fire Academy it the same local
firefighter we have sent in the past, his application was processed and he will
be going. As talked about in the last meeting the LEPC covering the cost should
stop, not getting enough response from the local Fire Departments. Troy
attended the region 8 meeting and will have a list of classes in the next month
that will be open to local first responders, we are working on the logics of
getting the Haz-mat Safety Officer class at Coshocton City Fire.
McMasters spoke about possibly having a representative from Ohio Central
Railroad attend the July meeting to talk about their operations and how they
respond to incidents.
to adjournment, Glenn Hill asked members to share any updates that they would like
to report. Comments noted were:
Becky Beiter (Coshocton Co.
Health Dept.) See attached flyer
Barry Noland (Coshocton Hospital)
Hospital is working hard for upcoming JCO inspection and drills
Steve Wheatcraft (ARES) On April
18th 2015 there was a Sky warn class held in the EOC by the EMA.
Members of the Sherriff’s Office, REACT, ARES, and the EMA office took the
class. ARES had over 20 members present and was the best attending
training in the last few years. ARES also took part in a state wide event
a few weeks ago as a field exercise with the state EMA and local ARES ,
they made 27 contacts, talked to 13 other states and Canada.
the round table updates, Glenn Hill asked for a motion for adjournment. A motion for adjournment was made by Dane
Shryock and seconded by Curtis Lee. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned
at approximately 12:36 p.m.
Please mark your
calendars for the next scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,
here at the County Services Building location.
Homeland Security &
Emergency Management Agency