Local Emergency Planning Committee
Polk County has an active Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) that meets biannually at the Livingston-Polk County Chamber of Commerce to mitigate and plan for emergency or disaster situations in Polk County, particularly those concerning hazardous materials. The LEPC gives citizens and community leaders from the public and private sectors the opportunity to identify hazards and participate in the production of emergency plans and strategies to protect Polk County residents.
 The Polk County Office of Emergency Management values the participation of LEPC members, as we cannot fully prepare for all hazards without their assistance and expertise. Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee may serve on one or more of the following sub-committees: Right to Know, Public Education and Information, Hazard Facilities Liaison, Emergency Response and Resource Committee.