Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
– 12:00 Noon
Coshocton County Services Building
724 South Seventh Street, Lower Level
- Room 145,
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, March 1st 2016, by Chairperson,
Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
(20) Members Present
McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director
Cole, Coshocton County EMA Deputy Director
Hill, Chairperson, Assistant Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department
Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner
Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES
Beiter, Coshocton County Health Department
Westbrook, Organic Technologies
Carpenter, Citizen Member Co-Chairperson
Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Shroyer, Coshocton County EMS
Grimm (Guest)ONDR Oil& Gas
Noland, Coshocton Hospital
Cartmell (Guest)ODNR Oil & Gas
R Shryock Coshocton County Commissioner
Courtright Coshocton County REACT
Beegan Muskingum MH& RS
Endrizzi Ohio EMA
Hettinger Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Baker Coshocton City Council
Jones Coshocton County Engineers Office
Long AK Steel
West Coshocton County REACT
Fischer Coshocton County Commissioner
motion was made by Curtis Lee, to approve the January 2016, meeting minutes,
and was seconded by Andrew Jones. Motion carried.
Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.
The unencumbered balance as of March 1, 2016 is $30,375.50 Dane Shryock made
a motion to approve the financial report as given, and the motion was seconded
by Jim Baker. Motion carried.
McMasters reported that there were no Haz-Mat response was made during January-
February 2016. But that on February 26th 2016 the EMA received a
direct call about a drum
On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1621 the EMA office was
contacted by JD Johnson in regards to a blue drum in a ditch along US36.
Johnson advised it appeared to have a corrosive label on it. Rob McMasters
drove to the area that Johnson advised after speaking with WLFD Assistant Chief
Chad Haines. McMasters located the drum in the drainage ditch along US36
approximately 1 mile East of Mason’s trucking. The drum was empty of any
contents but did have a corrosive label on it. McMasters contacted Assistant
Chief Haines and informed him that the drum was empty and likely had fallen off
a vehicle traveling on US36 at an undetermined date or time. McMasters and
Haines determined it would be best to contact the Sheriff’s Office to ask to
have a log entry made in case there were other calls and to ask dispatch to
contact ODOT to pick the drum up. This was not a chemical release. McMasters
left the area at 1650.
Rob McMasters brought forth a request to
approve to purchase Five (5) Haz-Mat com’s radio mics for the haz-mat team. Two
bids were received Finley Fire Equipment and Warren Fire. Finley fire was the
low bid at 722.00. Motion by Curtis Lee to purchase from low bid (Finley Fire)
Second by Berry Noland Motion passed
LEPC Hazardous Materials Exercise update Rob McMasters, in 2016 we will be
conducting a functional exercise of the EOC. We are going to try and have the
training completed by May 12th 2016 in the early afternoon to work
better with people’s schedule. Rob and Dan will send out invites to all parties
involved , and would like to have someone from each group to help work to plan
the drill and the injects so the drill can be worthwhile for all players. A
date was set for this first planning meeting as march 8th at 11:00
am in the EOC an email will be sent to those wanting to help out.
McMasters in April the EMA will be running a small EOC drill to help everyone
to get in the loop of operation of the EOC and their responsibility.
McMasters introduced Larry Wilkin from Columbia Gas as the guest speaker. Larry
discussed safety and how Columbia gas operates in the area and how they respond
to emergencies that might happen to their lines.
Hill asked for a motion for adjournment.
A motion for adjournment was made by Jim Crawford and seconded by Berry
Noland. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 13:20
Please mark your
calendars for the next scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016,
here at the County Services Building location.
Homeland Security &
Emergency Management Agency