Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 –
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, July 1, 2014, by
Chairperson, Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
(13) Members and (0)
McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director
Cole, Coshocton County EMA Deputy Director
Hill, Chairperson, Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department
Curtis Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner
Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES
Baker, Coshocton City Council
Courtright, Coshocton County REACT
West, Coshocton County REACT
Jim Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Hardy, Coshocton County ARES
Westbrook, Organic Technologies
Adams, Coshocton County A.R.E.S.
Carpenter, Citizen Member
(4) Excused Absences
Beegan, Muskingum Area C.I.S.M.
Jones, Coshocton Co. Engineer’s Office
Nolan, Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital
Frank, Coshocton City Health Department
motion was made by Jim Crawford to approve the May 6, 2014 meeting minutes, and
was seconded by Jeff Courtright Motion carried.
Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.
The unencumbered balance as of July 1, 2014 is $35,020.89. Jim Crawford
made a motion to approve the financial report as given, and the motion was
seconded by Jeff Courtright. Motion
McMasters reported that no Haz-Mat responses were made during May – June 2014.
Cole gave an update on this year’s SERC filers.
To date all Cameo and SERC paperwork has been filed
annual 2014 LEPC table top Exercise was help on May 22 at Union school. The
table top went very well, and all groups there worked very well together. Once
again we passed the states evaluator’s review of the drill. The exercise was a
school base shooting with a haz-mat element. This gave us the chance to work
with some public sectors that we don’t usually deal with that often like river
view schools. Troy and Rob are working on the full scale for next year.
McMaster brought forth a motion to purchase 4 Gas meters sensors for the meters
at Walhonding Valley Fire, Jackson Twp Fire and the Coshocton Fire Dept. Mark
Westbrook made a motion to approve the purchase the sensor’s he motion was
seconded by Jeff Courtright. Motion
Cole discussed trainings right now all classes are on hold till funding is
found to pay for each class. The training we are looking is funded through
grants and at this time the grant funds are not there. Troy will be in contact will
Finely University about more free training in the next round of grants or when
more monies are found.
McMaster did discuss having a ICS 300-400 Class but would like first to start
with the basic 100,200, 700 class so people would have a good understanding of
the basic before covering the advance training.
McMasters spoke Ohio Weekend Training at the Ohio Fire Academy on June 20 – 22,
2014. We only had one local Firefighter
go to the training this year. We might not fund this in the future do to the
low number of first responders applying for this training.
to adjournment, Glenn Hill asked members to share any updates that they would
like to report. Comments noted were:
Hardy, Coshocton ARES, gave details to LEPC members about the Annual Field Day,
which was held on June 28 & 29th at the Brown’s Farm location.
Dan thanked Rob McMasters for stopping by so they could get points. Over all
things went well they had the stations on the air for 24 straight hours. And
made 550 contact in all 50 states during that time. GOBA was another big event
using 24 people over three days they had contact with Wayne/Homes/Knox and
Tuscarawas counties net control was set up at lake park helped a few injured
bikes get ems treatment. Also thank Rob for getting the MARCS radios to use was
the first time ARES, REACT and the Sheriff could all communicate by radio.
McMasters commented on the Code Red system and the need to get more people
signed up we have 15000 signed up out of 65,000 phone numbers in the county..Over
the next few months you will see a big push from EMA to have more signs up and
more advertizing to promote the system and how well it work. Numbers are also
down for the weather warnings we like to see a great number of users take
advantage of this feature.
the round table updates, Glenn Hill asked for a motion for adjournment. A motion for adjournment was made by Jim
Crawford, and seconded by Mark Westbrook. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned
at approximately 12:35 p.m.
Please mark your
calendars for the next scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, September 2,
2014, here at the County Services Building location.
County Emergency Management Agency / LEPC Committee