Each Wisconsin County is designated as an emergency planning district and has a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to administer the local program. LEPC membership includes local elected officials, members of emergency response agencies (fire, law enforcement, EMS, health, etc.), and representatives for transportation, public works, the media, community groups, environmental groups, and operators of affected facilities.
LEPCs are responsible for receiving and maintaining filings of facility submissions. They also maintain a county-wide emergency response plan, develop and maintain facilities’ off-site emergency response plans and the county’s hazmat response resources and equipment, respond to public requests for information under “community right-to-know” law, and conduct hazmat training and exercises. Wisconsin has annual exercise requirements and the LEPC attempts to involve facilities, response agencies, and other local officials in the exercises.
Harley Reabe, County Board Chairman; Joan Ballweg, Senator; Sue Wendt, County Board Supervisor LE
Barry Mashuda, Highway Department; Bob Mayer, American Red Cross; Brad Latza, DNR Representative; Evan Vandenlangenberg, Medical Service; Ben Jenkins, Ag Agent Representative; Pam Mork, Thedacare; Rachel Prellwitz, (Secretary) Health; Gary Podoll, Emergency Management, Chair; Mark Podoll, Sheriff, Law Enforcement; Chad Holdorf, Hazmat Team; Bill Wagner, Fire Department, Vice Chair
Tony Daley, Berlin Journal, News Media
Carl Cartwright, Berlin School; Greg Skaar, Markesan Resident Home
Brian Malnory, Berlin Water & Sewer; Adam Roehl, Tank Technology