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The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Rumford Power, 43 Industrial Park Road, Rumford. The following were in attendance:

Teresa Glick

ODEMA/Chair

Allyson Hill

ODEMA/Treasurer

Dick Knight

HAM

Stacy Carter

Rumford Police Department

Robert Chase

Rumford Fire Department

Geff Inman

Oxford County RCC

Alfred Riel

Rumford Hospital

Kris Gammon

CMRRC

Dwight Corning

Stephens Memorial Hospital

Kara Walker

CMRRC

Bill Hussey

Peru Fire Department

Michael LeClair

Rumford Power

Margaret Curtis

National Weather Service

Rob Ferris

Rumford Hospital

Dean Baker

Rumford Power

Jesse Hilton

Rumford Power

Leigh Norton

Rumford Power

 

I.     Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 11:10 AM pm by Chairperson Teresa Glick.

 

II.  Approval of Minutes

Members reviewed the minutes from November. Bob Chase motioned to approve the minutes. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

 

a.     Treasurers Report

Members reviewed the treasurer’s report. Stacy Carter motioned to approve the minutes. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

 

b.     Chemical Spill Report

The groups discussed a small spill of hydraulic oil on Waldo Street in Rumford. Bob Chase talked about the RRT’s response to Canton for a vehicle flipped over that had compressed gases and refrigerants on board. The team monitored the incident and determined that the compressed gas containers had not ruptured and was able to be transported.

 

c.      Training and Events Scheduled for March, April and May

Upcoming events and trainings were reviewed by the committee. The group talked about the collaboration between the American Red Cross to install smoke alarms in 4 Oxford County towns in March for free. Teresa will be teaching both the Region 9 and Region 11 students the full hazmat operations course in March. Many other hazmat refreshers are on the calendar around the county.

 

III. Old Business

 

d.     Exercises – Statewide Ice Storm/Solar Flare FE

MEMA has picked some dates for the upcoming exercise and they are as follows:

April 11 – TTX

May 18 – FE focusing on ice storm response

June 22 – FE focusing on ice storm recovery

September 21 – FE focusing on solar flare response

October 26 – FE focusing on solar flare recovery

IV. New Business

 

e.     Chemistry for Hazmat

The SERC is sponsoring this two week course, which will take place in Waterville in April. Sign-ups can be sent directly to Faith at MEMA.

 

f.      Ammonia Safety Day

The SERC sent out a Save the Date for Ammonia Safety training on May 11th in Alfred.

 

g.     Tier II Reporting

Teresa handed out the list of reports received. Reports are due in on March 1st, so the list at the next meeting will be much more comprehensive.

 

h.     Facility of the Year

The group discussed nominations for Facility of the Year 2016. Bob Chase nominated Rumford Power. Stacy Carter seconded.

Vote: Approved

 

i.    Presentation – Margaret Curtis, NWS Gray

Margaret Curtis from the National Weather Service in Gray gave a presentation about the services the NWS provides. Phone calls and SPOT forecast requests are underutilized and she encouraged responders to get in contact during real or planned events. She also shared with the group how the NWS can assist during hazmat incidents.

 

j.    Location and Timing of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on May 30th at 4pm at Rumford Power.

 

k.    Adjournment

Dick Knight motioned to adjourn. Bob Chase seconded. Meeting adjourned at 12:33 PM.

Vote: Approved

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Teresa Glick

LEPC Chair & Secretary

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