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Threats and Hazards

On August 20 & 21, 2012, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Sangamon County OEM and the IL Air National Guard 183rd Fighter Wing partnered to perform a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment for Sangamon County (HVA). This HVA was the county’s initial action following Presidential Policy Directive 8/PPD-8: National Preparedness, signed by the President in 2011.

On July 17, 2014, the Sangamon Valley LEPC convened its regularly scheduled meeting for the purpose of training for Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) as a discussion-based activity facilitated by staff of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.  As the planning district for the LEPC encompasses Sangamon and Menard Counties, the hazards that were identified apply to both counties.

On August 6, 2014, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office convened its regularly scheduled meeting of police chiefs across the county for the purpose of examining the threats and hazards to life and personal safety identified or with potential to exist in the capital city and across central Illinois. This was also done as a discussion-based activity facilitated by staff of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, with assistance from the Illinois State Police to progress more toward a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).

On January 12 & 13, 2015, the Sangamon Valley LEPC partnered with Springfield Fire Department to host in Springfield a training class provided by the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) on the THIRA process and applying its results. LEPC participants brought backgrounds in emergency management, fire, hospitals, municipal government, military, 9-1-1, police, public health and utilities. Sangamon County OEM also invited the emergency managers of Christian and Morgan counties for their attendance.

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