Objective: Implement an All Hazards approach to Emergency Management in an ongoing manner through community partners (industrial and public) and the consideration of grant funding.
- Continue to assess, plan, and train for all hazards response.
- Explore After Action Reports for hazardous materials responses.
- Encourage industry partners to share best practices with the LEPC, coordinate a presentation calendar.
- Approve a grant concept and prepare for grant submission.
- Recruit committee members, train and keep members active on relevant tasks.
Objective: Maintain Tier II chemical inventory data through MSDS collections and enforcement of Tier II reporting requirements.
- Mail letters/notifications reminding submitters of requirement for electronic submission using approved Tier II software.
- Distribute information describing LEPC function and roles to Tier II reporters to solicit participation in LEPC.
- Create a policy on handling public requests for MSDS information, Tier II information, and trade secrets.
Objective: Assess the accuracy of collected Tier II reporting data and use the data to identify hazards/ vulnerabilities.
- Coordinate and distribute available information to local responders including hazmat teams.
- Research options for GIS integration.
Objective: Plan for the prevention, mitigation, communications, education, training, and public warnings in all hazard situations that affect Bell County.
- Training areas will include exercises, EOC operations, Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), and presentations to the public and other agencies.
- Develop, enhance, and coordinate public warning systems including reverse 9-1-1.
- Partner with AgriLife Extension, American Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), etc. to educate the public on services such as 2-1-1, shelters, and other tips/tricks.