On Saturday, local emergency services personnel got a taste of how to set up for how to decontaminate people or rescuers after some sort of chemical event. From left to right, in the foreground, Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Randy Waldeck, Richland Township Fire Department Chief Steve Yann, safety officer Joe Marker and Whitley County HAZMAT team member Kim Reiff.
Lutheran Air made a stop Saturday at Jefferson Township Fire Departmentâ€™s 60th anniversary event at the fire department. The all-afternoon event included child fingerprinting and ID cards offered by New York Life, a display of several fire trucks, a full buffet and an up-close look at Lutheran Hospital rescue helicopter.
Columbia City received another boost in its efforts to restore the property of the former CF Gomma plant.
The city learned last week that it received an additional $110,004 grant for its work with the approved firm that will handle the cleanup work at Gomma.
“We had started out thinking it was going to be considerably less than that,” said Jeff Walker, outside operations manager for Columbia City.