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The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Rumford Power, 43 Industrial Park Road, Rumford. The following were in attendance:

Allyson Hill

ODEMA/Treasurer

Dick Knight

HAM

Dwight Corning

Stephens Memorial Hospital

Geff Inman

OCRCC

Al Riel

Rumford Hospital

James Miclon

OCRCC/Vice Chair

Teresa Glick

OCEMA/Chair

George Walker

ODEMA

Bill Hussey

Peru Fire Department

Chris Reed

Rumford Fire Department

Michael LeClair

Rumford Power

Leigh Norton

Rumford Power

Justin Castagna

Rumford Power

Stacy Carter

Rumford Police Department

Art Allen

RRT #10

 

I.     Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:06 PM pm by Chair Teresa Glick.

                           

II.     Approval of Minutes

Members reviewed the minutes from May. Bill Hussey motioned to approve the minutes. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved


a.     Treasurers Report

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

Vote: Approved


b.     Chemical Spill Report

The group reviewed the spill reports provided by the RCC. The new reporting form for the RCC is working well, and the LEPC is regularly receiving spill reports.

 

c.      Training and Events Scheduled for September, October, November

Upcoming events and trainings were reviewed by the committee. The EMA office is hosting a G402 course for elected officials, which towns should participate in to maintain their NIMS compliance.

 

III. Old Business

 

d.     ALICE Training

George Walker gave an overview of the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training to the committee. The training was a great experience and it gives multiple options to take during an active shooter incident in addition to a traditional lockdown. Some of these methods may be barricading the door to a room, using a belt or cord to secure a door, or throwing objects at an attacker. 40 people from law enforcement and school leadership attended this train the trainer program, and the hope is to train schools and private industry in ALICE across the county.


e.      Hazmat Training Schedule

The Rumford Mill is hosting two technician bridge courses on October 9 & 10 and October 11 & 12. The LEPC is trying to gauge interest in the county to schedule a full operations class.

 

 

IV. New Business

 

f.      Exercises

a.      Maine Veterans Home Active Shooter TTX

The EMA office is working with Maine Veterans Home on an active shooter exercise cycle. The facility has had a walkthrough with law enforcement and hosted a table top exercise. The next steps would be to train staff on ALICE and work up to a drill in October.

b.      Rumford Hospital Active Shooter TTX

Rumford Hospital is hosting an Active Shooter TTX on August 30th. The scenario will be of a shooting incident at a church in Peru. The hospital will be using their surge protocols to handle the injuries from the scene.

c.      Community Concepts Active Shooter TTX

Community Concepts in South Paris reached out to the EMA office to work on emergency lockdown plans for an active shooter incident. Local first responders and law enforcement did a walkthrough of the facility and gave suggestions to improve their plan and physically harden their facility. They are hoping to have a drill in October.

d.      Water District TTX

The Oxford, Norway and Paris water districts have scheduled a planning meeting in September for a table top exercise for a water emergency.

e.      Hazmat Team FSE

The state is working on scheduling a statewide hazmat team exercise, which will likely take place on October 19th and 20th in the Waterville area. Hazmat team chiefs expressed an interest in working more on integrating teams and focusing on expanding the incident command structure, to include working on ICS forms and IAP development.

f.       Rumford Power Exercise

Rumford Power has scheduled dates for fire department personnel to tour their facility in September. They plan to have an exercise with first responders in November.


g.     Homeland Security Grant Update

Allyson updated the group on the status of the 2018 Homeland Security Grants. The county’s grant has been sent up to the state and is still waiting for approval before and MOU is signed. Once the grant has been approved, recipients can expect to get notification.


h.     Hazard Mitigation Plan/Grant Update

The Hazard Mitigation Plan for the county has been sent to FEMA for final approval.


i.    Bioterrorism Training Overview

George Walker talked about recent bioterrorism training that he attended. The training brought together CDC staff and other health professionals as well as law enforcement and representatives from the FBI. The exercise put both groups together and they had to find creative ways to share information with each other, due to HIPAA regulations and investigative rules.

 

j.    Tank Truck Rollover Training

The flyer for upcoming Tank Truck Rollover Training was distributed to the committee.

 

k.    LEPC Membership Applications

Jim Miclon motioned to accept the membership applications for George Walker and Chris Reed. Geff Inman seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

 

l.    LEPC Secretary

Jim Micoln nominated George Walker. Geff Inman seconded the motion.

George accepted the nomination. Vote: Approved.

 

m.    Location and Timing of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on November 27th at 12 PM at the Oxford County RCC.

 

n.    Adjournment

Stacy Carter motioned to adjourn. Jim Miclon seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved. Meeting adjourned at 4:47 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Teresa Glick

LEPC Chair & Secretary

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