Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Purpose

The purpose of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to help reduce the community's risks from accidents involving hazardous chemicals.

LEPC also serves as a focal point in the community for information and discussions about hazardous substance emergency planning, and health and environmental risks as well as natural disaster planning.

Radioactive Hazardous Material Diagram

Representatives

The LEPC includes representatives from the:

  • City/county emergency management officials
  • Emergency medical service agencies
  • Fire departments
  • Hospitals
  • Law enforcement
  • Private industries
  • Schools
Tanker truck

Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly and serve as useful venues for the following:

  • Networking among emergency responders
  • Providing educational programs
  • Sharing information

Contact Us

For more information about our next meeting, call the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management at 727-8000.

Dual Role

The mission of the Citizen Corps is to encourage individuals through education, training, and volunteer service to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public heath issues, and disasters of all kinds.

Everyone can do something to help make our families and communities safer through the following programs:

Citizen Corp Uniting Communities Preparing the Nation