Local Emergency Planning Committee



The Blair County Local Emergency Planning Committee is responsible for the emergency planning of facilities within the county which use, store or manufacture hazardous materials and are regulated under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This group of community leaders conduct a business meeting on the first Thursday of every even month at the Trolley Works conference room at 3316 Fifth Ave., Altoona, PA beginning at 8:00am *(meeting location is subject to change). We welcome community input during our meetings and encourage you or your organization to be represented on our committee.  Contact (814) 940-5901 for questions or more information.

L.E.P.C 2022 Meeting Dates

February 3rd
April 7th
June 2nd
August 4th
October 6th
December 1st

L.E.P.C. Leadership

L.E.P.C. Chairperson - Becky Long 

Vice Chairperson - Tim Hileman

Secretary - Vacant

L.E.P.C. Members

Paul Robinson, Alpha Assembly

Tim Hileman, City of Altoona Fire Dept.

Mike Milliron, Altoona City Authority

Bob Gutshall, Altoona Planning Committee

Joe Cox III, Altoona City Police

Gary Watters, AMED

Don Gallice, AMTRAN

Gary Williams, AMTRAN

Tom Cooney, Jr., Blair County ARES/RACES​

Kevin Lear, Blair County ARES/RACES

Drew McGhee, Blair County ARES/RACES

Mark Taylor, Blair County 911/EMA

Jeff Farber, Blair County EMA

Cris Fredrickson, Blair County EMA

Amy Myers, Blair County EMA

Amy Webster, Blair County Commissioner

Jim Hudack, Blair County Dept of Social Services

Jamie Klink, Blair County Planning

Dave McFarland, Blair County Planning

James Ott, Blair County Sheriff

Randy Santone, Bucks County Community College​

George Palmer, III, Center for Independent Living

Ed Dobson, Community Specialist

Cristine Edmundson, Community Specialist

Ken Doyle, Garvey Manor

Sam Ebersole, Garvey Manor & Our Lady of Alleghenies​

Debra Thurheimer, Garvey Manor

Karen Hamel, Halen Hardy

John Rea, Innovative Technologies, Inc.

Timothy Rea, Innovative Technologies, Inc.

Rodney Shultz, Kunzler

Matt Lightner, Lightner Electronics

Jeff Blake, Logan Township LEMC

Sergeant Terry Walter, Logan Township Police

Mandy Michelone, Mountain Research, LLC

Paul Kagarise, Nason Hospital

Ron Grata, Nason Hospital

Greg Calhoun Norfolk Southern

Rob Moore Jr., PEMA Central Area

Mike Wall, PEMA Auxiliary Communications

Jayme Houck, Red Cross

Lori Driscoll, Southern Alleghenies EMS

Dave Gonos, Sheetz, Inc.

Bob Winters, US Dept of Homeland Security

Kim Corle, UPMC Altoona

Mike Kelly, VanZandt VA Hospital

Becky Long, VanZandt VA Hospital

Kerin Stefanko, VanZandt VA Hospital

Justin LaMantia, Veeder-Root

Stefan Long, Veeder-Root

Jennifer Fordick, W.R. Grace

Ben Grazier, W.R. Grace 

Buss Wilson, W.R. Grace

Jody Gill, WTAJ-TV



615 4th St.
Altoona, PA 16602

Phone: 814-940-5900

Fax: 814-940-5907

Emergency: Dial 911


After-Hours 814-940-5910