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News Release/Public Notice

October 18, 2017…..………Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting To be held October 24, 2017 Contact: Amy Miller, Emergency Management Director Telephone: 620-793-1919 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet on October 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include discussion on unmanned aerial vehicles, update of the 2013 Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, Winter Weather Awareness Day 2017, and reports from members. The main function of the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to establish and maintain a Hazardous Materials Plan, conduct exercises of the plan and serve as the contact for the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Program, often referred to as SARA Title III. The Barton County LEPC is comprised of representatives from the following groups: elected official; first responders; hospital; community service/civic group; law enforcement; health/medicine/ transportation; fire fighting; environment; communications media; and facilities/industries regulated by SARA Title III. Individuals may contact Amy Miller, Emergency Management Director, at 620-793-1919 or by email at for more information concerning the meeting. # # # # # Emergency / Risk Management 1400 Main, Room 108 Great Bend, Kansas 67530

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