Stories tagged with: Bo Keck

January 6, 2014 - 6:51pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

In the event of a disaster or weather emergency, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency teams up with other agencies to make sure the community stays safe. With the frigid temperatures and high winds, a "warming center" has been set up at the Salvation Army.

"In this situation with the severe weather coming, we're looking at a place where people can go, what they call a warming center or even a shelter," said EMA Director, Bo Keck. "And all of us this...

December 18, 2013 - 4:39pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

Drivers can expect long delays on Maple Avenue and throughout Zanesville on Thursday afternoon during the funeral procession of fallen firefighter and South Zanesville Mayor, Dick Guss.

Guss' family and friends are asking for the publics patience and respect as the late local hero is laid to rest. Guss' longtime friend, Bo Keck, says due to the fact that Guss was a firefighter and died in the line of duty, he's anticipating a lot of fire departments from across...

November 21, 2013 - 6:06pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Muskingum University in New Concord was evacuated and closed on Thursday after a bomb threat.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says that at around 12:45 p.m. the school received a bomb threat via the university's 1-800 number. Officials asked all students, faculty and visitors to vacate the premises in order to facilitate a campus wide investigation.

"We are now in the process of searching buildings, searching dorms and checking every place we...

November 21, 2013 - 11:59am
1 year 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency dives into social media.

While the agency already has a Facebook page the site doesn't get much use and there is no presence on Twitter. Plans are in the works to change that with the addition of a social media coordinator.

Currently, full time clerk for the County Commissioners Caitlin Tacker will take care of updating the sites with weather warnings, road closures and any other general information necessary.

"What we'...

June 13, 2013 - 4:44pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Despite the weather not hitting as hard as expected, emergency crews remained on high alert throughout the night.

The storms predicted hit further north and bypassed Zanesville,however the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency continued to assess the storm situation as it passed through our area.

"We monitored the weather stations and of course we have notifications that come through to us for any warnings of any counties around us and our county, " said...

May 6, 2013 - 9:40am
1 year 46 weeks ago

Last Friday we told you about a new pieces of equipment being used by emergency responders and government entities to inform the public on everything from water breaks to weather emergencies. That same piece of equipment is now being used to help those responding to emergencies.

The system from Everbridge allows for government entities to set up a database of employees so they can inform them of upcoming training, overtime availably and staffing in case of emergency.

The system...

May 3, 2013 - 11:46am
1 year 47 weeks ago

Muskingum County is making an attempt to make its residents more informed and protect them in case of emergency through a new system.

Three years ago the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency and other entities started to look for a system that could do mass notifications to the public 24 hours a day day 7 days a week.

"This way we can make sure that they are notified of any type of an incident that's going on in their area or their residence or families residence,...

April 30, 2013 - 11:14am
1 year 47 weeks ago

A committee will soon work to put a wild animal release plan in place.

A dangerous wild animal response committee is being formed in Muskingum County. It brings together law enforcement, health officials, veterinarians and others to help create a plan for the county to follow in the event of an animal release.

The committee members must meet approval by county commissioners and the state before work can begin on an emergency plan.

"Hopefully by then the State plan will...

April 10, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The warm days of spring are finally here but that also means the possibility of severe weather..

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck says, the key to dealing with severe weather is to stay alert and prepared.

"Other than that, you still need to be prepared. You need to have a portable radio, flashlight, and a place to go in your house. Or if you live someplace that doesn't have a basement or a small room, a safe place to go in case of a storm...

March 25, 2013 - 1:02pm
2 years 3 days ago

A house bill currently under debate in the State House Finance and Appropriations Committee could change the structure of the Emergency Management Agency in Muskingum County.

House Bill 59 isn't likely to be voted on until mid April, but already it's creating a stir. The bill would allow county commissioners to place the sheriff in charge of the Emergency Management Agency.

While there has bee no formal discussion between the sheriff, commissioners or EMA all three oppose the...

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