The October Fort Bend County PIO Network meeting originally scheduled for October 4, 2019 has been cancelled. Please reach out to Fort Bend County HS&EM if you have any PIO-related training opportunities or requests for PIO support for upcoming events or exercises so we can share with the group. Thank you!
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Severe weather in the region is making it unsafe to be out on the road. I just returned from an appointment in Clear Lake and the rain was extremely heavy driving up the Grand Parkway. The LEPC Chairman consulted with leadership and the FBC HS&EM office and decided not to have a meeting today under current weather conditions.
The monthly meeting of the FBC LEPC will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, in the Media Room, Homeland Security & Emergency Management Office, 703 Fort Street, Richmond, Texas. Please plan to attend and participate next week.
In the meantime, stay safe and if you don’t have to be on the road, stay home or at work. Many roadways are becoming impassable and dangerous. When faced with water ponding on the road, Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Monitor KTRH-740 AM radio for current weather conditions.
Good afternoon, members. The Fort Bend County Local Emergency Planning Committee monthly meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Media Room, Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Office, 703 Fort Street, Richmond, TX 77469. The agenda for the meeting is attached. Please review the document and be prepared with questions and suggestions for the betterment of the LEPC.
The Fort Bend County Local Emergency Planning Committee will assemble for the current month’s meeting today, Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Media Room, Homeland Security & Emergency Management office, 307 Fort Street, Richmond, Texas 77469. Facility representatives and the public are invited to attend. There is no cost associated with attending the meeting. The agenda for the meeting is available at this link:
Our next meeting will be this Friday, August 2, 2019. Remember, last year we moved the start time to 9am, but we still meet every even-numbered month on the first Friday!
Date: Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Location: Travis Building, 301 Jackson, Richmond, TX – First Floor Meeting Room
We will have a networking period and hold a workshop on Critical Incident Stress Management, learning from:
- Lisa LaDue, Americares – expert on post-disaster PTSD with the public
- Scott Soland – Experienced Crisis Intervention Team and Critical Incident Stress Management professional
- TBD – Animal therapy expert on the calming effect of comfort animals on responders
Come and bring your thinking caps and business cards!
If you know a PIO from another organization, please invite them to join us so we can grow our network! We meet the first Friday of every even month in the same location in beautiful, downtown, Richmond, Texas.
If you have any questions, contact:
The July meeting of the Fort Bend County Local Emergency Planning Committee (FBCLEPC) meeting scheduled for 2:30 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) at the FBC HS&EM building, 307 Fort Street, Richmond, Texas, was cancelled when a quorum was unable to be achieved. A quorum consists of “at least one (1) Officer and at least six (6) members of the LEPC at the opening of the meeting…for the transaction of business by the LEPC.”
The next monthly meeting of the FBCLEPC will be on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at the FBC HS&EM building. Please note that most meetings and notices for LEPC participants are posted on the FBCLEPC website at https://fbcoem.org/lepc/. Additionally, the FBCLEPC has a page on Facebook. The easiest way to locate it is to open FB and search for Fort Bend County LEPC.