August 23, 2019

Emergency planning committee set to meet

SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset County Local Emergency Planning Committee will resume meetings after a summer break at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Skowhegan Community Center, West Front Street.

The committee is charged with planning and coordination of emergency response and management in the county in the event of a man made or natural disaster. The extent of that responsibility will be part of the discussion at the September meeting.

The committee also is charged with the review of emergency response plans prepared by county industries that house, transport or use hazardous materials. Among the plan reviews slated for discussion are those received from S.D. Warren, Gifford’s Dairy, Detroit Agway, Gorbal/Thermo Electron, G.S. Building Systems, Maine X-Ray, Waterville Area Hazmat Response Plan, and Skowhegan Water Company.

Other topics scheduled for discussion include training for LEPC members, training sponsored by LEPC for emergency responders and reports on people receiving Hazmat training since the June meeting of LEPC. New business includes the 1995 LEPC budget and disaster drill planning.

Information on LEPC functions and membership is available through the Somerset County Emergency Management Office in Skowhegan, 474-6788.

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