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Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, 8:30am at the EMS building on Main Street


Anita Taylor
Gem County Emergency Manager
Michele Sherrer Public Information Officer
Anita Taylor LEPC Co-Chair
Mike Knittel LEPC Co-Chair
Bonnie LaBonte LEPC Secretary

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is a product of federal legislation passed by Congress after the disaster in Bhopal, India, where thousands of people died from an accident involving hazardous chemicals. To prevent similar accidents in our communities, in 1986 Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), also known as SARA Title III.  EPCRA established requirements for businesses, and for federal, state, and local governments regarding emergency planning, and community-right-to-know reporting for hazardous chemicals. This helps increase public awareness about the presence of chemicals in their communities and any releases of these chemicals into the environment. The State of Idaho also enacted the Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Act (Idaho Code: Title 39, Chapter 71).

LEPCs are the link between citizens, industry and the government. The membership comes from the local area and is familiar with factors that affect public safety, the environment, and the economy of the community. In Gem County the LEPC tasks have been expanded beyond just chemical hazards to include information and discussion about emergency planning, training and exercising, for all hazards.

For more information contact the LEPC Coordinator at
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Office Information

Gem County Courthouse
415 E. Main
Emmett, ID 83617

Phone: (208)284-0772


Other Information

Local Emergency Planning Committee




Table Top Exercise

Fire Skills Test
We want to thank their families, local political leaders, and their employers for the support and flexibility that was provided
in allowing them to participate in this intense 130 hour course that was conducted over the last two and a half months.
This course required completion of homework, power point lectures, hands-on training in all the firefighting skills, and live fire training.

Training graduates that completed their training on December 21st, 2013.



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