Benefits of Membership
- Brings together community resources in Kanawha and Putnam counties to create a common plan for responding to emergencies.
- Sponsors drills that test the emergency response plan.
- Maintains a common emergency response plan for first responders.
- Evaluates the plan’s effectiveness after actual incidents and revises plan accordingly.
- Provides citizens with information about the location of toxic chemicals in their community.
- Provides information to help citizens prepare themselves, their families, and their workplaces for all types of emergencies.
- Examples: Family Preparedness, Shelter In Place, Radio Communication Service, Worksite Visits
- Offers a forum for communities, governments, industry and citizens to work cohesively toward common emergency management goals.
Who Should Join
The Kanawha Putnam Emergency Planning Commission membership consists of approximately 125 representatatives from local agencies and organizations that play a role in the emergency response planning:
- 911 Communications Centers
- Community Groups
- County Health Officials
- Elected State and Local Officials
- Emergency Medical Services
- Emergency Management
- Fire Service
- Health Agencies
- Law Enforcement
- News Media
- Facilities Subject to EPCRA Requirements
- School Administrators
- Emergency Response Equipment Suppliers
Voluntary Membership Contributions
KPEPC asks all member organizations to support the committee through voluntary contributions. Contributions are not required for participation. Your organization’s generous contributions are utilized to facilitate the emergency planning needs of Kanawha and Putnam counties. All contributions are tax deductible since the KPEPC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
General Membership Meetings
Members must attend a minimum of half of the General Membership meetings during the year to establish voting privileges at the annual Board of Direction election in December. The general membership of the Kanawha Putnam Emergency Planning Committee meets bimonthly on the last Wednesday of the month, except in December. The meetings are at:
Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center
100 Hodges Road
(Directly across from Wells Home Furnishings on State Route 119 - Corridor G)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2019 General Meeting Dates
|February||February 6, 2019|
|March||March 27, 2019|
|May||May 29, 2019|
|July||July 31, 2019|
|September||September 25, 2019|
|December||December 11, 2019*|
*The December KPEPC General Membership meeting is a combined meeting of the KPEPC Board of Directors and the KPEPC General Membership to conduct the 2019 Board of Directors Election.
2019 Board Meeting Dates
The Board of Directors routinely meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, except for the month of December, at the American Red Cross, 113 Lakeview Drive, Cross Lanes, WV, beginning at 11:30 AM.
|Board of Directors Meeting|
|January||January 9, 2019|
|February||February 13, 2019|
|March||March 13, 2019|
|April||April 10, 2019|
|May||May 8, 2019|
|June||June 12, 2019|
|July||July 10, 2019|
|August||August 14, 2019|
|September||September 11, 2019|
|October||October 9, 2019|
|November||November 13, 2019|
|December||December 11, 2019*|
*The December KPEPC General Membership meeting is a combined meeting of the KPEPC Board of Directors and KPEPC General Membership to conduct the yearly Board of Directors Election.