Obion County, Tennessee – Local Emergency Planning Committee + Emergency Management Agency

November 2011


MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2011, 10:00 A.M.

Regional Health Department


Members present:  Phillip Green, Stan Mitchell, Lori Barker, Kelly Emison, Tom Menees, Joe Garner, Gary Duren, Rob Adcock, Brian Davis, Tim James, Dale Hollowell, Charlie Grooms, Jamie Evans and Danny Jowers.


The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Phillip Green.


The minutes from September 2011 meeting were presented for approval.  Joe Garner made a motion to accept the minutes, and Stan Mitchell seconded the motion.  The motion carried.


Danny Jowers announced that ICS 300 & 400 classes will be held at TEMA West in Jackson on February 15, 16, 17 starting each day at 8:00 a.m.  Anyone interesting in taking the classes can obtain an application from Danny Jowers.  Prerequisites for the courses are ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.


Phillip Green announced that he has spoken with Robin Woods in regards to the 800mhz radio status.  Robin reported to Phil that all the repeaters were up, and would probably be 3 or 4 more months before all the fire departments were finalized.


Lori Barker reported on the status of the health department’s POD plan.  A review of the plan is scheduled with Danny Jowers on January 19 to review the plan and make necessary changes.


Danny Jowers noted there would be a organizational meeting for the mitigation plan on December 13.  This meeting will be to gather feedback from each community.


Phil Green announced that anyone wishing to participate in the Great Central US “Shakeout” 2012 can register at www.shakeout.org/centralus/.  The “Shakeout” will be held on February 7 at 10:15.


Phil also announced there will be a National Earthquake Conference on April 10-14 at the Peabody in Memphis.


Phil announced that with Titan Tire becoming part of the industry in Obion County, that the LEPC welcomed representatives from the plant to be a part of the Obion County LEPC.


Phil gave the LEPC schedule for 2012, the dates are as follows:

Jan 31    Feb 28            Mar 27            Apr 24            May 29            June 26 (election date)            July 31     Aug 28      Sept 25   Oct 30   Nov 27            Dec 18.

All meetings from here on out will be held during the day, night meetings will no longer  be scheduled.


Danny Jowers expressed having a full scale exercise next year and partner with Baptist Hospital in Union City.


With no further business, Joe Garner made a motion to adjourn the meeting, a second came from Tom Meness. The next meeting is scheduled for December 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.


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