Stories tagged with: EMA

September 13, 2010 - 6:30pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

The Zanesville 911 center has a new generator.

The new piece of equipment will now be used to operate the facility if the power were to ever go out. The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency says the need for this piece of equipment was great, considering the former generator had been around since 1965.

"The generator didn't have the new electronic controls for speed, frequency, voltage, and amplitude. The problem with the other one was mechanical, and it wasn't...

April 7, 2010 - 5:52pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

Travel along Interstate 70 westbound near New Concord is back to normal after an semi accident yesterday that caused a hazardous chemical spill.

The clean-up efforts lasted almost half a day, and Muskingum County EMA Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin, says he's happy with how crews handled the situation. Jadwin says the only complaint he got was from the state about how long the interstate remained closed.

"People at the upper level weren't aware that the guardrail was stuck...

March 24, 2010 - 5:47pm
6 years 13 weeks ago

Sirens were wailing Wednesday morning in preparation for tornado season.

Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency tested all thirty-seven sirens in the county. Only two sirens malfunctioned.

"One of those has already been repaired, it is a small electrical issue within the control unit. The other one is receiving interference, so it is not receiving the radio signal, so we have a call into AEP to find out where that...

March 18, 2010 - 5:30pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

Sixteen counties across Ohio Thursday took part in a disaster drill to give first responders and county emergency management agencies practice should a real disaster strike.

"Attention Washington Township Fire personnel, this will be a disaster drill, please respond to 3400 Jim Granger Drive. 3400 Jim Granger Drive, got a tanker truck that has rolled over on its side, unknown injuries, unknown if it is leaking" chimed the Muskingum county scanner at exactly 9:...

March 15, 2010 - 5:37pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

Local crews will be responding to a truck accident Thursday morning that will involve the leaking of hazardous chemicals, but it's a scheduled simulation that's part of a statewide 16 county full-scale disaster drill.

"The guys will have to suit up in their level a suits and go in to stop the leak and get the injured truck drivers out of the scene. The scenario builds on that. There will be additional people that will have to be taken to the hospital,"
says Muskingum...

February 9, 2010 - 7:18pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

While many of you have been keeping up to date with the weather through WHIZ TV or radio, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is taking part in webinars with the National Weather Service.

Bo Keck of the EMA said they've had two webinars so far, one for last Friday's snow storm and one for today's weather.

"Thet wanted to give a forecast of exactly what's going on and what's coming, which helps us to plan," said Keck. "The one on thursday...

February 6, 2010 - 4:30pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

For those without power and heat, these cold temperatures can be a health hazard.

So the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Emergency Management Agency teamed up to open a comfort station at the Salvation Army on Putnam Avenue. The comfort station is open to anyone in the public needing food or a warm place to stay.

"Just whatever they need you know we will try to provide for them whatever we can. We will have the blankets for them, if they need to take blankets then we can...

February 6, 2010 - 4:24pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

With the heavy overnight snow, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency leapt into action Saturday morning to help keep the public safe.

The Deputy Director of the EMA Jeff Jadwin says they first made sure all the main roads were clear so emergency vehicles could get through. But the wide spread power outages were also a worry.

"The big concern that we had this morning was the amount of people that we had without power and it went over 7,000 and...

December 18, 2009 - 6:19pm
6 years 27 weeks ago

Just more than a month ago a pipe in the Rockies Express Pipeline ruptured just south of Philo. Now the company is admitting to first responders, it made mistakes.

"I think the ball was dropped by Rockies initially and they admitted too that they did not get out and train with us, they did not give us a lot of phone numbers or contact number and I believe all that was straightened out at the meeting," says Bo Keck, Director of the Muskingum County Emergency...

November 19, 2009 - 4:43pm
6 years 31 weeks ago

The Licking County Emergency Management Agency is cleaning up a 13 mile diesel fuel spill.

A waste management truck blew a fuel injector around 9:30 Thursday morning and spilled fuel down Linnville road from US 40 to Ohio 13. When the fuel hit the wet pavement, Deputy Director Steven Smith says, it made the roadway like ice.

"We had a report of a 3 vehicle accident, 2 people were transported to the hospital, I don't know the extent of injuries," says...

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