Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

  • July 24, 2008
  • October 23, 2008

Nowell Curran, Chairperson

The Office of Emergency Management works with all of Grand County’s responders through the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The LEPC is a countywide effort tasked to identify locations of hazardous materials and create emergency response plans. In Grand County we are approaching this as an all-hazards LEPC, understanding that the identification of risks, hazards, which might create a disaster, and the general response planning is very similar for most disasters.

As a team the LEPC facilitates communication, works on strategies, develops plans, coordinates training, and regularly conducts practice drills. All of our efforts and dedication are to provide the most comprehensive protection for the community. The Grand County LEPC has representation from most emergency support functions.

The sub-committees of the LEPC are:
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Pandemic Flu Task Force
  • Public Information Group (Joint Information System / JIS)
  • Training and Exercises