Wayne County

Cabell-Wayne Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Updates Emergency Response Plan

6/21/2012

Over the course of time, the C/WLEPC Plan has evolved into a conglomerate of parts and pieces of a regional response plan. As the Counties were required to add elements to their All Hazard Plans for grant purposes a combined component was added to the C/WLEPC Plan. However, these component have not added significantly to the overall response of the first responder communities because first responders remain under the operational authority of their counties or city, not under the authority of the C/WLEPC.

The Cabell-Wayne LEPC recently updated its Emergency Response Plan. The Counties of Cabell and Wayne have long recognized the importance of collaboration and coordination in emergency planning, response and recovery as a means of providing the most economical services and protection to the communities. The combined county plan, known as the Cabell-Wayne Local Emergency Planning Committee Plan is another example of the continuing commitment to jointly work to serve the communities. The 2011 Plan revision has been extensive in reorganizing and reformatting information that has been incorporated into the plan over the years. Some of the more extensive changes were:

  1. There were approximately 56 separate documents associated to the plan. These have all been incorporated into one document and formatted for consistency throughout the document. This was done to ensure all components of the plan are included in any printing and updates.
  2. Incorporated a brief history into the forward section of the plan, adding the Record of Changes and Record of Distribution up front in the document for easy of reference
  3. Incorporated the published policies from the 2009 version of the plan into the Section I, Basic Plan. This is intended to incorporate these policies that were developed over time into the plan where appropriate.
  4. Re organizing the presentation of Covered Facilities information in Section 2 to provide a consolidated “Covered Facility Data Sheet” for each facility. This places all of the information that was in various tables or lists onto one document to make it more user friendly for the first responders. Now each facility’s data is in one data sheet that provides all the information “at a glance�������. The intent was to give the incident responders one place to find all the information on the facility they are responding to.

Over the course of time, the C/WLEPC Plan has evolved into a conglomerate of parts and pieces of a regional response plan. As the Counties were required to add elements to their All Hazard Plans for grant purposes, a combined component was added to the C/WLEPC Plan. However, these components have not added significantly to the overall response of the first responder communities because first responders remain under the operational authority of their counties or city, not under the authority of the C/WLEPC.