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Emergency Management Agency

New C.P. EMA director ready, willing and Abels

CROWN POINT | A mild-mannered utilities employee during the day, Ken Abels becomes the city's Emergency Management Agency director whenever the need arises.

June 28, 2014 6:42 pm

Kouts plaza hydrants, tornado sirens don't work

KOUTS | Fire Chief Don Sutter* got the council's attention Monday. When asked how things were going, Sutter said, "Not so good."

April 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Emergency Management Agency recommissions emergency vehicle

Emergency Management Agency recommissions emergency vehicle

Like many cities, the City of East Chicago often faces a crisis situation. Whether it is a gas leak, flooding, fire or natural disaster, there is always one team of volunteers there to give a helping hand to our fire and police departments and local commercial and industrial partners.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

M'ville volunteer assists driver suffering from heart attack

MERRILLVILLE | A Merrillville Emergency Management Agency volunteer acted quickly Tuesday morning to assist a driver who suffered a heart attack while traveling on 61st Avenue, police said.

August 13, 2013 6:30 pm

Town's EMA seeks volunteers, funding

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Emergency Management Agency wants to grow.

April 13, 2013 5:42 pm

Valpo seeks grant for school safety plan

VALPARAISO | The city is applying for a grant to develop a coordinated plan with other Porter County agencies to improve school safety.

January 24, 2013 5:15 pm
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Hobart's Civil Defense, a program first formed during World War II, has taken a new direction.

August 23, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Kouts wants more info on Fire Department radio upgrade

KOUTS | The town is again at odds with the Porter County E-911 department over installation of new equipment for the emergency communication system used by the Kouts Volunteer Fire Department.

August 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Hobart Emergency Preparedness Education for Senior Citizens

HOBART | The Lake County Homeland Security/Emergency Management Agency, the Hobart Fire Department and the City of Hobart will provide a presentation on emergency preparedness for seniors. One of the most vulnerable populations, seniors will become familiar with disaster notification plans, …

June 18, 2012 12:08 pm
First restorers answer call

First restorers answer call

VALPARAISO | It's almost like Chris Bellavia wants to be a firefighter so badly he is starting his own fire department.

December 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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East Chicago without water after break in water main; schools closed Monday

EAST CHICAGO | Citywide water service was shut off Sunday, forcing schools to be closed Monday, after the early morning rupture of a primary line from the lakefront filtration plant.

December 12, 2011 8:19 am

Porter County to take part in national emergency alert test

VALPARAISO | Emergency sirens will sound today in Porter County as a part of a national preparedness test.

November 08, 2011 11:58 pm

Kankakee River levels holding steady; light rain in forecast

Water levels on the Kankakee River held steady overnight and area officials say there are no serious problems with flooding anywhere along the river.

April 28, 2011 5:00 pm
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