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LEPC February 2015 Meeting Minimize

 The Henry County LEPC 1st meeting of the New Year will be:


Date: February 5, 2015

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: Henry County Emergency Operations Center

Meeting Presenter: Kim Townsend from District 4 Public Health



LEPC Christmas Luncheon Minimize


LEPC board members would like to cordially invite you to the Henry County Local Emergency Planning Committee’s end of the year Christmas luncheon.
December 18, 2014 at 11:00am
at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center
526 Industrial Blvd
McDonough, GA 30253
The LEPC has been very active this year in hosting many training classes for Local Government Agencies, Businesses, Industries, and the Private Sector of Henry County.
We are excited to be able to continue to provide training for our members and local government agencies. 
PLEASE R.S.V.P. (by: Dec 1, 2014) at



LEPC September Meeting Minimize
The Henry County LECP Regular Meeting will be
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time:8:00 am
Location: Henry County Emergency Operations Center
                526 Industrial Blvd
                McDonough, GA 30253
Meeting Presenters: Georgia Power Company
FREE CERT Training Minimize
Henry County Emergency Management Agency along with the Henry County Fire Department will be hosting 2 (two) Community Emergency Response Team training classes starting in September at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center located at: 526 Industrial Blvd McDonough, GA 30253 .

 The CERT training is a 20 hour course FREE of charge to anyone:       

18 or over

 Live or work in Henry County

 Able to pass a Criminal History background check

Space is limited so sign up today!  (Please indicate which class you would like to attend)
3 Day Class
September 23rd -25th – 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday Night Class – (7 weeks) – 7pm-9pm
September 9th – October 21st
If you are interested in one of the CERT classes or would like to become involved please feel free to visit us online at or contact Henry County Emergency Management  Officer Shelita D. Broomfield at
Application for the program can be found at the above listed website. You may either email your application to: to or mail to:
Henry County Emergency Operations Center
Attn: Shelita D. Broomfield
526 Industrial Blvd
McDonough GA 30228
FREE Public Information Officer Training Minimize
Training Dates: July 1-2, 2014
Venue: Henry County Emergency Operations Center
526 Industrial Blvd McDonough, GA 30253
Course Length: 16 Hours ( Two Days)
Prerequisites: No formal Prerequisite, however it’s recommended that
participants be familiar with the Incident Command System as outlines in
FEMA  Independent Study Program Courses IS100 and IS200.
This course examines the role of public information in managing an all-hazards incident and provides practical training in crisis communication techniques. In such an incident, it is imperative that community leaders, incident managers, and public information officers are prepared to communicate with the public through the news and social media. The course focuses on the role of public information in incident management, the information needs of the public in a crisis, and the various means of effectively communicating through the news and social media.
Workshop Topics:
·       The nature of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and all-hazards incidents
·       Implications of such incidents for the public information function
·       Conducting emergency public information programs within the framework of the National Incident
·       Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework (NRF)
·       Integration of the Joint Information Center with the Incident Management/Unified Command system
·       Approaches to working with news and social media in a disaster
·       Constructing effective initial public statements
·       Identifying and preparing spokespersons and experts
·       Planning and conducting press conferences
·       Developing an effective Crisis Communication Plan and Crisis Communication Team
·       Communication objectives and action steps for each of the six phases of the crisis communication
Registration Deadline: June 23, 2014
CPR Training Minimize

The Henry County Local Emergency Planning Committee will be hosting a Basic CPR Training Class on

Date: March 25, 2014

Time: 8:00am-12noon

Place: Henry County emergency Operations Center

            526 industrial Blvd, McDonough GA 30253

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2014

Fee: $25.00 upon arrival

To enroll for this training, click on the events page under the menu section and then click on the calendar dated March 25th.

If you have any questions , please contact Shelita D. Broomfield @


March LEPC Meeting Minimize

The regular LEPC meeting will be held March 6, 2014 at 8:00am at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center located at 526 Industrial Blvd, McDonough, GA 30253

Hope to see you there!

FREE Storm Spotters Class Minimize

If you are a weather enthusiast and are interested in a unique opportunity to serve your community, be sure to reserve your spot in the Henry County Emergency Management Agency’s Storm Spotter Class, to be held in February at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center in McDonough.

In conjunction with the Henry County Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City will be offering two Basic Storm Spotter Classes on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The training is free but space is limited.

Weather spotters have served as the “eyes” of the National Weather Service for more than 60 years, assisting in the process to warn their communities of potentially hazardous weather. Although the National Weather Service utilizes cutting edge technology, such as Doppler radar and hi-resolution satellite imagery, nothing has proven more effective than the human eye to observe and report adverse weather.

The training session will focus on preparing individuals to report severe weather, including funnel clouds, tornadoes, hail, damaging winds and flooding rainfall. In addition, the importance of weather safety, when observing and reporting critical weather, will be discussed.

The Henry County Emergency Operations Center is located at 526 Industrial Boulevard in McDonough.  Those interested in attending one of the classes should contact EMA Officer Shelita Broomfield at  to reserve a space. 


Damage Assessement Training Minimize
Henry County Emergency Management Agency along with Georgia Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a
                                                 FREE Damage Assessment training:
                                             Date: January 21, 2014
                                             Time: 7:00 p.m.
                                             Place: HC EOC
                                                          526 Industrial Blvd
                                                          McDonough, GA 30253
Upon completion of the training session you will be able to:
  • Define the purpose of damage assessment
  • Define basic terms related to damage assessment
  • List critical infrastructure in a community
Please RSVP with EMA Officer, Shelita Broomfield at no later than January17, 2014 if you are interested in attending this free training.
Announcements Minimize
LEPC November Meeting - Friday, July 19, 2013

The Henry County LEPC regular meeting will be held

Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 8:00 a.m. at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center located at 526 Industrial Blvd, McDonough, GA 30253





Faith Based Disaster Conference - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Henry County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a FREE Faith Based Disaster Conference on:

May 18, 2013 at Grace Summit Church, 5295 Highway 155 South, Stockbridge, GA 30281. 8:00am-3:00pm (Registration begins at 7:30am)

Faith Based Disaster Conference is a collaborative effort geared to encourge Henry County Faith-Based organizations to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their churches.

Educational Topics Include:

  • Preparation Begins at Home
  • Active Shooter in your Church
  • Disaster Counseling On The Scene
  • NIMS related to Volunteers
  • How to Protect Yourself on the Scene PPE
  • Public Health Volunteer Opporunities
  • Severe Weather

All interested attendess MUST register by email to:


May Meeting - Monday, March 11, 2013

The LEPC next monthly meeting will be May 2, 2013 @ 8:00am


Shelter In Place Information - Monday, March 01, 2010

What is Shelter-In-Place?
It is a method used to protect yourself and your family from a release of
hazardous materials. Typically, this release will be in a gaseous or vapor form
which can easily cover a large area versus a liquid form that will be isolated.
This release could be from a static location (e.g. a facility which stores hazardous
materials) or from a vehicle or railroad accident

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HM-ACCESS - Saturday, September 19, 2009

leaders in developing and advancing new technologies related to computing, communications, and the Internet. PHMSA sees an opportunity to ride the wave of innovative information technology to improve safety and significantly reduce potential consequences of a hazardous material transportation incident.


The U.S. is among the world’s

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Ethanol Emergency Response - Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The EERC has released the Ethanol Response training guidlines for Ethanol Emergencies.


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Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) - Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930

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Welcome to LEPC Minimize

Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.)

The purpose of the Henry County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to establish an organization, comprised of public officials, industry representatives, and private citizens, to respond to the hazardous chemical environment, develop a comprehensive emergency plan for the community, receive information about accidental chemical releases, and collect, manage and provide public access to information on hazardous chemicals in the community.


To better protect the citizens, visitors, and environment of Henry County by improving our ability to mitigate hazardous material incidents of other emergency situations. This will be accomplished through sharing information.


We currently have about 50 members on our committee. They represent many different industries and backgrounds to help ensure expertise in all aspects of emergency response. Members include:


Meetings are held the First Thusrday Starting In Jan 2013, Then Every Other month Located at 526 Industrial Blvd.. McDonough, GA 30253. 8:00M

From I 75 Exit 218 Hwy 20. Go East on Hwy 20 and turn right onto Old Industrial Blvd. McDonalds is on the right. Go to the stop sign turn right onto Industrial Blvd. Turn left into the first drive way past Henry Parkway.

How to Join

New members are always welcomed and needed! Please email for details.

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