Carroll County Prepares For Oil & Gas Well Emergencies With Special Training

From the Times Reporter:
Carroll County first-responders could be the first in Ohio to receive proper training for oil- and gas-well emergencies, making the region a model for other Ohio counties.
Tom Cottis, director of the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency, said Carroll County’s volunteer firefighters and EMTs will receive training in the spring, thanks to the many trips he has made to Columbus to get the state involved.
“From crashes, to rollovers, to industrial accidents, to fire, there is no training available for our volunteer firefighters and EMTs to learn how to handle and respond to incidents at oil and gas wells in the county,” Cottis said at a recent meeting of Carroll County Concerned Citizens.
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