Local Emergency Planning Committee back in business
January 19, 2023
The Local Emergency Planning Committee held its first meeting since April 2020 last Thursday where new and returning members were admitted to the committee to discuss the current state of emergency preparedness in Petersburg.
According to Fire/EMS/SAR Director Aaron Hankins, the LEPC is a congressionally mandated program whose mission is to gather information on hazardous materials in the region, making them known to the public and planning for spill response, and to review and recommend local emergency plans to the assembly.
Before being "quasi-absorbed" into the Emergency Operations Cente...