MINUTES OF THE PENOBSCOT COUNTY
LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE PENOBSCOT COUNTY

LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

MARCH 15, 2001

Members Present: Tom Spitz, Robert Welch, Jim Ellis, Alan Boynton, Bert Ingraham, Larry Willis, Jim Lacadie, Lorin LeCleire, Barb Hildreth, Susan Young, Cliff Wells and Kathy Knight.. Others Present: Barbara Cox.

Old Business

  1. Plans Update
  2. We have a new plan for Lincoln Sanitary District that needs to be reviewed. Jim Ellis, Cliff Wells, Bert Ingraham and Bob Welch volunteered to do the review on an upcoming Wednesday, date to be announced. Any one else interested in participation may call our office.
  3. Training Updated

New Business

  1. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bert has been working to gather a team to do the county assessment. Mike Anderson/Hampden Fire, Glen Ross/Penobscot County Sheriff’s Dept., Chief Les Brown/East Millinocket Fire Dept., Chief Lorin LeCleire/Orono Fire Department and a representative from Newport Police Department.
  2. Info Shorts: EOC Management and Operations Course will be held on April 24-26 in Keene, NH and Decision Making In a Crises will be held on April 10 in South Portland. Anyone interested in attending may call our office.
  3. Chief LeCleire gave an update on the Penobscot County Emergency Response Team. The two new trailers are lettered and are at Bangor Fire until the decision is made on where to house them. The dive division and the technical rescue division have been training and responding to incidents. However, it has been difficult to muster interest in the haz mat division. If training funds are obtained, this may help the effort.
  4. Closing remarks were made by Chairman Welch. Next meeting May 17th.