Stories tagged with: EMA

March 24, 2010 - 5:47pm
5 years 28 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
5 years 29 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
5 years 29 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
5 years 34 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
5 years 34 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
5 years 34 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
5 years 41 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
5 years 46 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...

November 2, 2009 - 4:16pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

Thanks to a joint project between three local and state agencies, local police, fire and emergency response services will be able to communicate more easily.

The Muskingum County EMA, Muskingum County Commissioners and the State of Ohio Multi Agency Radio Communications System Office teamed up to secure 85 MARCS radios for agencies in our area, which allow communication not only across the county, but the state.

"They're a great operability radio, so if we're going...

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