421 N. COUNTY FARM ROAD
WHEATON, IL 60187
DU PAGE COUNTY
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
OHSEM Training Room
CALL TO ORDER
1:30 PM meeting was called to order by Chair Jeff Janus at 1:30 PM.
Mark Winistorfer, DuPage County State's Attorney Office; Don Novak, City of Elmhurst EMA;
Sarah Miller, DuPage County Stormwater; Terrel Doby, American Red Cross and Jacob
Sheaffer, INX International.
Bostick, Boyle, Campbell, Dieckman, Duval, Eckhoff, Eidson,
Esterquest, Falsey, Hinz, Janus, Johl, Loveless, Lutz, McLean,
Pradel, Radzinski, Schultz, Schwarze, Shay, and Williams
Godden, Hronek, Hunn, Kadolph, Knight, Kosak, Mansfield,
Medrano, Mitchell, Reusch, Ross, Selvik, Wiza, and Zbinden
No public comment was offered.
CHAIRMAN'S REMARKS - CHAIR JANUS
Chair Jeff Janus informed the Committee that the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management was recently involved in Operation Power Play, a statewide
exercise hosted by ComEd. He indicated that it was a great learning experience and that once the
After Action Report becomes available, he will share it with the Committee members.
Chair Janus next commented that he had been made aware of some recent initiatives in the State
of Illinois to develop an electric vehicle infrastructure. He felt that before moving forward with
this, there needed to be a plan in place regarding the lithium ion battery issues. One suggestion
he had was that the State should reach out to fire service agencies to discuss solutions. He also
encouraged the Committee members to continue to provide him with any information they
receive concerning battery issues and he will, in turn, pass that along to the group.
Next, Chair Janus notified the Committee that Argonne National Laboratory will be hosting an
Open House on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Tickets are available
shared that, because of the pandemic, they were not able to celebrate their 75th anniversary. So
this event will recognize that milestone, as well as provide an opportunity for the public to tour
the laboratory to better understand what their tax dollars are used for.