Champaign County EMA receives hazmat training grant


12 PUCO hazmat training grants total $221,485.91

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The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency is receiving a $3,931.25 grant from the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to conduct several hazardous materials training courses.

This is one of 12 hazmat training grants approved by PUCO. Total amount of the grants is $221,485.91.

A PUCO role is to ensure that motor carriers safely transport hazardous materials throughout Ohio. The grants fund training of public safety and emergency services responding to situations involving hazardous materials.

Money for these grants comes from fines paid by hazardous material carriers and shippers.

Other grants awarded:

Brown County Local Emergency Planning Committee – $7,200 to conduct a full-scale hazardous materials exercise.

Chemical Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council of Franklin County – $1,080 to conduct a Local Emergency Planning Committee hazardous materials table-top exercise in Franklin County.

Chagrin Southeast Council of Governments – $3,600 to conduct the 2017 Ohio Hazmat Teams Conference.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – $75,000 to conduct two hazardous materials training courses.

Clinton County Local Emergency Planning Committee – $8,818.20 to conduct a full-scale hazardous materials exercise.

Green Perrysville Joint Fire District – $1,430 to conduct a hazardous materials refresher course.

Stark County Emergency Management Agency – $4,320 to fund a hazardous materials transportation commodity flow study.

Summit County Emergency Management Agency – $8,859.96 to conduct three 8-hour gasoline cargo tank emergence response workshops.

City of Toledo, Department of Public Utilities, Division of Environmental Services – $22,693 to conduct multiple hazardous materials training courses.

Wyandot County Emergency Management Agency – $9,553.50 to conduct six hazardous materials training courses.

University of Findlay – $75,000 to conduct four hazardous materials training courses.

12 PUCO hazmat training grants total $221,485.91

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Submitted by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission.

Submitted by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission.

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