Rushville Republican

November 29, 2012

LEPC meets for final time of 2012

Frank Denzler
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee recently met at the Rush County Courthouse for the final time of 2012.

The organization is comprised of representatives from various emergency responding departments and health related organizations and is required by state law to have a contingency plan in place in the event of a major hazardous materials chemical spill.

During recent months, members have made numerous charges and updates to the local emergency plan.

During Monday’s meeting director Chuck Kemker showed members new mapping he designed that will be added to the plan. The new mapping pages represent 20 businesses in the county that contain hazardous materials and show the population in close proximity to the structures that may be effected in the event of a spill or accident.

“This new mapping will allow for a better understanding of those effected in the event of a spill or other emergency,” Kemker said.

The next order of business was to address the recently purchased LEPC trailer.

According to Kemker, the inside of the emergency response trailer will be completed by area volunteer and professional emergency responding departments.

In other matters, treasurer Marjorie Amos had questions regarding the purchase of docking station and gas for the Protege detectors purchased by the LEPC. According to Amos, there is not enough funding to pay the $1,200 for the item. It was suggested funds be moved from another area in the LEPC budget to cover said purchase.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106