KY SDA applies for equipment grant

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By The Staff

The Kentucky Search Dog Association at Campbellsburg has applied for a minimum equipment rescue grant to purchase equipment to aid in their Search and Rescue efforts. Application for a Homeland Security grant was denied along with those of several surrounding counties.

An LEPC grant for $1,509.60 was received, which was an increase over the $956.38 received on last year's application. The next LEPC meeting will be in December at the EMS building.

The outdoor warning sirens are being tested between 11 a.m. and noon the first Wednesday of each month. This test monitored by Henry County Emergency Management and reported to KSP where the test originates by remote control. The National Weather Service conducted a "spotters" class in April with good results.

A cave rescue "mock" exercise was held Saturday, September 29 at Liter's Quarry in Lockport as was well attended with 35 emergency personnel participating in the rescue of victims that had been injured.

An "operations" class was conducted July 14 and 15 at the EMS building with 17 people present. This training is an OSHA requirement for emergency personnel to participate in hazardous materials incidents.

Henry County Emergency Management is planning to install a repeater on the water tower beside the State DOT barn in order to improve communication for our emergency responders.

Bruce Owens completed a 20 hour ICS 300 class in April as mandated for NIMS compliance. This two-day class involved training on the incident command system.

I also attended the KEMA-APCO seminar in early September at Owensboro. This three-day class is a state requirement and includes training on a variety of subjects.

Submitted by Bruce Owens