COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there were no major complaints or problems by citizens after Fridayâ€™s chemical fire at C&R Plating, he said the city is assessing possible improvements to the management of emergencies.
â€śWe are trying to make sure next time something happens, God forbid, we are prepared to address the situation more efficiently and more effectively,â€ť Daniel said.
Daniel said city officials from the fire, police and communications departments met to go over Fridayâ€™s events.
â€śWe discussed what we could have done better â€” finding better processes and making sure the line of communication is strong so that we are on the same page as far as information being put out to the public,â€ť Daniel said.
Some news sources were reporting fatalities, explosions and multiple injuries â€” all unfounded.
â€śWe will be changing some internal processes to make sure information is given timely, consistently and correctly,â€ť Daniel said.
â€śInformation given to the public will be done consistently.
â€śWe talked about communication being a big issue. We needed to do a better job informing the public what was going on.â€ť
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