Emergency Management Agency
CROWN POINT | A mild-mannered utilities employee during the day, Ken Abels becomes the city's Emergency Management Agency director whenever the need arises.
KOUTS | Fire Chief Don Sutter* got the council's attention Monday. When asked how things were going, Sutter said, "Not so good."
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | The town's Emergency Management Agency wants to grow.
VALPARAISO | The city is applying for a grant to develop a coordinated plan with other Porter County agencies to improve school safety.
Hobart's Civil Defense, a program first formed during World War II, has taken a new direction.
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.
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, …
VALPARAISO | It's almost like Chris Bellavia wants to be a firefighter so badly he is starting his own fire department.
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.
VALPARAISO | Emergency sirens will sound today in Porter County as a part of a national preparedness test.
Water levels on the Kankakee River held steady overnight and area officials say there are no serious problems with flooding anywhere along the river.
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