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LEPC Members Attend Emergency Management Conference in 2017

Posted: Aug 02, 2017

By Renee Witherspoon, Lubbock County LEPC Chair (2015-2017) and South Plains Chapter President (2012-2015)

On May 16-19, 2017 I had an opportunity to attend my very first Texas Emergency Management Conference hosted by the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Division of Emergency Management in Austin Texas.

I was honored to be selected as one of the three volunteer Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members to attend on a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to the Lubbock County LEPC.  Other LEPC members in attendance were Gary Harrold, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Lubbock County Liaison Officer, and Jody James, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lubbock.

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South Plains Chapter publishes Newsletter

Posted: Jun 29, 2017

The South Plains Chapter has published its newsletter.  It is a summary of some of our chapter meeting speakers and topics, and highlights one of our activities to increase attendance at the monthly meetings – an outreach letter and invitation to the meetings.

Ben Maldonado, CSHO, South Plains Chapter President, also provides a brief intro to the newsletter and requests feedback from members on how it can be improved.

If you haven’t been to one of our meetings in a while, please come out and join us!  Check the website for times and locations.

Newsletter link:South Plains Chapter Newsletter – June 2017

Dr. Melissa Kemp speaks on Prevention of Heart Disease & Wellness at the June 2016 Meeting

Posted: Jun 29, 2017

Dr. Melissa Kemp, PA-C speaks at the June 2017 ASSE meeting on having a Healthy Heart.

The South Plains Chapter welcomed Dr. Melissa Kemp, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, Clinical Manager at Concentra Urgent Care in Lubbock.

Dr. Kemp presented a very informative discussion on heart disease and the symptoms.  She stated that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death globally.

She went into detail on risk factors including: high cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, alcohol use, and physical inactivity.  When we see these risk factors in ourselves or our employees it’s a warning sign, so she provided 3 simple rules to prevent heart disease.

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