Fennell steps down after 34 years
by Alan Reed
Oct 04, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Paula Flood presents Hal Fennell with a plaque for his 34 years of service as president of the LEPC.  Fennell accepted the posting after being selected by Judge Executive Zellner Cossey in 1972.
Paula Flood presents Hal Fennell with a plaque for his 34 years of service as president of the LEPC. Fennell accepted the posting after being selected by Judge Executive Zellner Cossey in 1972.
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The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met last Friday at 10 A.M. at the Courthouse Annex to discuss business and select new officers.

Stepping down after 34 years of service as chairman of the LEPC was Hal Fennell. “I’ve enjoyed meeting a lot of people with the various agencies involved in the LEPC. I’ve made a lot of friends, and as far as I know, no enemies.”

The outgoing president praised members of the board for giving up their time to participate in LEPC.

Fennell will be succeeded by Curran Copeland, though he will remain on the panel as a member. Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark was named vice-chairman. 911 Operations Director Kim Wiggins was voted to be the treasurer of the panel and Paula Flood was selected to continue her work as secretary.

Flood announced that the “Winter Spill 3” training exercise would be conducted at Lake Barkley State Park on October 17. The exercise would simulate a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in terms of projected damage and casualties.

“We will have to use what is already in the county. We all know there aren’t enough resources for this, but this is all we have for the exercise,” Flood told the committee.

Committee Member and Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doug Latham announced that over 123 residents had undergone Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to assist rescuers in the event of a disaster. CERT training covers basic firefighting, first aid, light search and rescue, disaster preparedness and other skills to assist emergency personnel in event of an incident.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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