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Ravenna Township
6115 S. Spring Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

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330-297-1998
330-297-9138 (fax)

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330-296-5583

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Fire Department

Portage County held their annual Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) county-wide hazardous materials emergency evaluation on Thursday, April 24 2014. The drill was based in Edinburg Township and simulated the derailment of several railcars hauling liquid ammonia, which were leaking. As the drill ramped up, the incident command structure was expanded to include a dozen more emergency operations specialists from throughout Portage County to help manage the increasing incident. The local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at EMA was activated and worked hand-in-hand with the command staff at the Department Operations Center (DOC), which was set up near the scene in Edinburg Township Hall. Ravenna Township Fire Chief Steve Bosso acted as the Operations Section Chief under Edinburg Chief Tim Paulus, and was responsible for managing the fire/EMS and hazmat operations. Chief Bosso is a member of the Portage County Incident Management Assistance Team (PC-IMAT) and is the vice-chair of the Portage County EMA Advisory Committee.

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