Going to Safety 2018 in San Antonio? You’re invited June 4th to our Region III “Big Night Out”
Posted - May 18, 2018

Matt Herron, CSP, and the South Texas Chapter would like to invite you to Region III’s “Big Night Out” on Monday, June 4th during Safety 2018 in San Antonio! Check out our flyer – Region III’s Big Night Out Flyer

  • When: June 4th, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Jimmy Buffet’s Margaretville on the River Walk (829 E. Commerce St., San Antonio)
  • Cost: $25/person
  • Register Here or at:

We will have also have a  Region III Booth (#1558) in the Expo Hall and a table located in the Registration area for people to sign-up for this event.

If you have any questions about this event or if you are interested in volunteering at the booth and/or table, please don’t hesitate to contact Matt directly at, (210) 522-3677,

Pipeline Safety the topic for the May 2018 LEPC Meeting
Posted - May 05, 2018

By Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE SPC Webmaster and Lubbock Co. LEPC Vice Chair

On May 3, the Lubbock County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) hosted a meeting on Pipeline Safety with Jose Ortega, Damage Prevention Specialist

LEPC Chair Clinton Thetford addresses members and guests at the LEPC meeting.

at Plains All American Pipeline in Midland and Brad Britten, CEM, TEM, Liaison Project Manager with Enertech.  There were over 50 members and guests in attendance at the meeting. This was our largest turnout and a cooperative effort between Clinton Thetford, LEPC Chair; Everett Davis, LEPC Membership Chair and Lindsey Diaz, LEPC Liaison/Secretary.

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products. The Texas Railroad Commission require everyone to CALL 811 BEFORE digging.  This call is meant to protect against personal injury, including loss of life, costly property damage, expensive repairs, and legal and civil penalties.

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Officer Sam Reedy speaks on Active Shooter Awareness in April
Posted - Apr 18, 2018

Officer Reedy, Lubbock PD, speaks on Active Shooter at the April ASSE Meeting

by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE SPC Past President (2012-2015)

On April 18, 2018 the ASSE South Plains Chapter welcomed special guest speaker, Detective Sam Reedy with the Lubbock Police Department, Community Intelligence Unit.  Officer Reedy spoke about a very important topic, Active Shooter Awareness.

Active shooter incidents are defined as those where an individual is “actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area” this can include any type of weapon, and not only gun violence.

He emphasized the importance of preparedness, and having a plan so that we can survive.  Training for personnel can focus on the easy-to-remember mantra of “Run, Hide, Fight.”

  • Run – Have an escape route and have a plan in mind on where you will go.
  • Hide – Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block or lock doors. Silence cell phones.
  • Fight – Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter. Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.

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