Stories tagged with: HAZMAT

April 5, 2014 - 3:47pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Do you know what to do if a hazardous chemical spill were to happen here in Muskingum County? Well, a HAZMAT crew is only a phone call away.

All members of the Zanesville Fire Department are certified HAZMAT technicians. Meaning when an unknown substance is found, a chemical leak happens or even a fuel spill occurs, the department is dispatched and the HAZMAT crew will take over. They are equipped to handle all types of hazardous materials and situations.

"We also have three...

October 22, 2012 - 5:08pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Firefighters at the Zanesville Fire Department are training to handle Hazmat situations.

Approximately 45 firefighters will train for forty hours to become Hazmat technicians. Once trained, there will be a 24-hour refresher course every other year. The training comes from Columbus State Community College. Fire Science Technician Jay Louks says Hazmat training could come into play in several situations, including fires.

"Anything that may be burning, released out on the...

December 8, 2011 - 3:44pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

Officials in Muskingum County are making sure they're prepared in the event that an emergency strikes.

Thursday the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting. Guest Speaker Sheriff Matt Lutz spoke on the handling of a recent emergency. In October 56 wild, exotic animals were released from a farm on Kopchak Road, law enforcement responded to the scene where they were forced to kill 48 of those animals. Lutz reflected on what could have been done...

April 9, 2011 - 6:24pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

With the interstate right in our backyard, a disastrous accident could happen at any time.

To ensure that law enforcement agencies are prepared, a multi-county table top exercise was held Saturday morning at the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency's Office.

"In a normal situation they wouldn't be sitting in a room together, they would be sitting in their offices, their trucks, and their cruisers, so it gives us a chance to talk face to face about how we would...

April 6, 2011 - 3:25pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

Hazardous materials are shipped on the country's highway system every day and on a moments notice, an accident could occur.

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the Ohio Homeland Security Region 8 Hazmat will hold a multi-county table top exercise on Saturday to plant in the event of a disaster. Muskingum, Noble, Belmont, and Jefferson Counties will be participating.

"It's all behind the scenes but it is an excellent training for everyone and...

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...

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