Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Stokes County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is organized under the auspices of the Stokes County Board of County Commissioners, and its activities are in accordance with,  but are not limited to Title III of the Superfund amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). The LEPC is made up of representatives from different disciplines or responsibilities in the community: including health, fire, industry, members of the public, and public safety. Since the committee represents every component of the community, it’s primary role is to assure that the community has effective plans to deal with hazardous chemical emergencies and to establish subcommittees to address bio-terrorism, hazard mitigation, Emergency Medical Service System planning and other emergency related specific tasks that will meet the needs of the citizens of Stokes County. The LEPC Meets quarterly, if you are interested in attending please contact Brandon Gentry, EM Director at bgentry@co.stokes.nc.us.

Subcommittees of  LEPC include:
Bio-terrorism Task Force
Hazard Mitigation Planning Group
EMS System Planning Team