355 East 5th Street
Lovell, WY 82431
355 East 5th Street
Lovell, WY 82431
This plan is the product of a 2021 planning process undertaken by the four counties in the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming Region 6 – Big Horn, Park, Hot Springs and Washakie. The purpose is to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (PL 106-390), and thereby maintain continued eligibility for certain Hazard Mitigation – or disaster loss reduction – programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan updates the 2016 Region 6 Hazard Mitigation Plan including each county annex for Big Horn, Hot Springs, Washakie and Park counties and sets priorities for mitigation in the Region for the time period of 2022-2027.
The plan can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xwqu1mSvpgWvvr0U0kW-RaZJRNv2bvqT?usp=sharing and comments can be made at https://forms.office.com/r/sWCu0xVuaS
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.
Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, orother man-made disasters.
Emergency Management must be:
1. Comprehensive —emergency managers consider and take into account all hazards,all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
2. Progressive —emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take preventiveand preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
3. Risk-Driven —emergency managers use sound risk management principles (hazardidentification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
4. Integrated —emergency managers ensure unity of effort among all levels of governmentand all elements of a community.
5. Collaborative —emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincererelationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate ateam atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
6. Coordinated —emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevantstakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
7. Flexible —emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solvingdisaster challenges.
8. Professional —emergency managers value a science and knowledge-based approachbased on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship andcontinuous improvement.
Plan documents can be accessed below:
|Big Horn County Annex|
|Hot Springs Annex|
|Park County Annex|
|Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Approval Letter|
|Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Base Plan|
|Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolutions|
|Washakie County Annex|
In 1987, the Wyoming State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) was created through executive order. Among the SERC's duties were designating local emergency planning districts within the state and appointing a local emergency planning committee (LEPC) to serve each district. LEPCs are required to develop an emergency response plan, review it annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens.
LEPC membership must include the following (at a minimum):
The mission of the Big Horn County LEPC is to comply with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); EPCRA is commonly known as SARA Title III. We are unique in that we are a multifaceted tool and forum for all emergency responders and their respective agencies/departments; for industry, local governments, health and welfare, school districts, and other concerned organizations or individual citizens; that will enable us to identify, plan for, mitigate, coordinate training, and respond to all incidents which may include: hazardous materials accidents and/or releases, wild land and other types of fire, natural disasters which may include flooding, tornados, severe storms, and earthquakes; highway and rail transportation accidents, terrorist activity, and civil disturbances which could affect the overall health and well being of the citizens of our county.
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LEPC meetings are usually held on the 4th Thursday of the month and called to order at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted below.
|January 23, 2020 @ 7PM||Lovell Fire Hall|
|April 23, 2020 @ 7PM||Greybull Weed and Pest|
|June 25, 2020@ 7PM||Lovell Fire Hall|
|September 24, 2020 @ 7PM||ZOOM Meeting|
|November 21, 2020 @7PM||ZOOM Meeting|
Chairman: Dave Neves, Commissioner
Vice-Chairman: Ken Blackburn, Sheriff
Treasurer: LaRae Dobbs, Emergency Management Coordinator
Secretary: Keela Mangus