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LEPC News- July 2016

  • By dfox
  • 15 Jul, 2016

LEPC Speaker

Tony Reavley, Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security for Hamilton County, Chattanooga will speak to the LEPC on lessons learned following the July 2015 shooting incident in Chattanooga.

Breakfast Sponsor

If you or your organization would like to sponsor breakfast for the LEPC please contact Diane Fox. 865-215-1166  email dfox@knoxvilletn.gov.   KEMA will provide breakfast this month.

June Meeting Notes

Notes from June 20
introductions were made. Colin Ickes welcomed everyone and made some announcements.
Have recently had ICS 300 and CERT classes. Both were well attended. An upcoming exercise at Turkey Creek will involve a severe weather scenario. The DOE exercise was last week. Minimal Knox County participation. The EOC was activated and a mutual aid request was made for Hazmat teams for Rad monitoring.
Sammy Shaffer - Nate Allen has moved to Alabama and in back filling those positions are Sammy Shaffer and Kenny Miller.
David Stills - Knox County Schools held an exercise May 24th using a bomb scenario.
Next Thursday 6/23 is the TNCat exercise - The event is severe weather at Bristol Motor Speedway during the TN football games. Knox County will practice our ability to cover severe weather in our own area as well as responding to mututal aid requests. VOAD will practice setting up a MARC at Cokesbury.
Jim Snyder - Ham Radio field day Saturday and Sunday the 25th & 26th at Fort Dickerson Park. Kids love these events,
ICS400 class on June 29 & 30 in the EOC
July 13th - The Healthcare Coalition will be holding a Zika Exercise - Tabletop
Brian Hitch - UT Medical Center - Planning an active shooter exercise in the fall.
Dwight VandeVate said that Knox County will be hiring an Environmental Crimes Investigator-
Colin - The KEMA Operations Officer job has been posted. Deadline for Applications June 24th.
Kristina Greenway - The Memorial Stair Climb Event is set for October 29th.
We would like to thank Dallas Coplin with KUB for speaking to the LEPC and providing breakfast.
KUB has four divisions - Safety, Environmental, Natural Gas and Security
The Natural Gas is made up of 65-95% methane an d 2-15% ethanol - The odorant that is added is highly regulated and tested. Without it the gas is odorless, colorless, tasteless and nontoxic.
811 is a nationwide number to call before digging. in 2014 there were 325 dig-ins and 323 is 2015. Even with mark and cut. If a homeowner suspects a leak, KUB recommends that you just leave. Don't worry about turning things off or on, don't start your car or use the phone. Leave the area and THEN call 911 and KUB.
By dfox 15 Jul, 2016
Tony Reavley, Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security for Hamilton County, Chattanooga will speak to the LEPC on lessons learned following the July 2015 shooting incident in Chattanooga.
By dfox 10 Jun, 2016
´╗┐The LEPC Meeting is held every month on the third Thursday at 8am in the EOC - Emergency Operations Center located at 605 Bernard Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921.  Meetings are open to the public.  Attendees are from Emergency Response Agencies, Volunteer organizations, Private industry and individuals.
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