Stories tagged with: EMA

May 5, 2016 - 3:25pm
16 weeks 3 days ago

The Emergency Management Agency is being proactive when it comes to emergency situations.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck is requesting matching funds from the commissioners for the hazardous mitigation grant.

"It's a grant we receive from the federal government to write our hazardous mitigation plan," said Keck. "We were granted a total of $24,900. With that we have to match $6,250. So I was asking the board of commissioners to approve us for going forward...

May 2, 2016 - 6:14pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency hosted a table top disaster drill on Monday. Bo Keck, EMA Director for Muskingum County, said that they were presented with 3 different disaster scenarios and they had to evaluate each situation as if it were a real one. He also said this year they decided to set it up as a tabletop event where everyone is gathered together in one room to discuss the scenarios.

Keck said that they have a committee that’s in charge of developing...

June 25, 2015 - 3:53pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency met with the County Commissioners June25.

They are in the beginning stages of acquiring homeland security equipment for search and rescue as well as Haz-mat purposes. The Director of of the EMA Bo Keck explained what type of equipment they are looking for.

"There's everything from rescue equipment, saws, scott air bottles for the departments, radiological monitoring type stuff, air monitors, and then just a lot of hand tools...

August 12, 2014 - 7:07pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

A day after one confirmed tornado and a second possible tornado passed through southeast Ohio, the local EMA is surveying what all happened.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck traveled to Short Road near Frazeysburg Tuesday morning to take a look at some of the damage that affected crops and one home in the area.

"If everything were just laying straight over, it'd be a straight-line wind, but these crops and the corn and everything were all laying different...

November 21, 2013 - 6:06pm
2 years 40 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 18, 2013 - 5:47pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency spent Sunday preparing for potentially dangerous storms.

Muskingum County didn't sustain substantial damage from Sunday night's storm, but that doesn't mean the EMA wasn't staying busy preparing for the worst.  EMA Director Bo Keck says his biggest concern was tracking the storm and keeping in constant contact with the National Weather Service.

"We stayed in tune with the National Weather Service and other...

August 19, 2013 - 6:16pm
3 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office received to a call at 1:21 p.m. Monday afternoon about an 18-year-old male trapped in a ditch after it collapsed on McGlade School Road in Dresden.

"He's trapped up to approximately his waist between the dirt and the outside wall of the basement of the house," said EMA Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin.

Emergency crews spent over two hours working to free the man. Jadwin says at 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, crews were able to extricate...

July 10, 2013 - 5:23pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works to supply first responders working on hazmat spills, storm clean-up or any other disaster, with what they need to successfully complete the task. And with the major flooding in Perry County, the Muskingum County EMA helped out our neighboring county.

"We helped supply sandbags to Perry County to protect some of their buildings that they had. We'll just take them down and then they get other people to fill them and put them out...

June 13, 2013 - 4:44pm
3 years 11 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 3, 2013 - 11:46am
3 years 16 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,...

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