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EMA receives training grant from the Andersons

Last Updated on August 2, 2022 by Cass County Emergency Management Agency

LOGANSPORT, IN – The Cass County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) announced receipt of a $2,500.00 grant from the Andersons to support emergency responder training opportunities in Cass County. Over the past several months EMA has offered a variety of courses including HAZMAT Awareness/Operations, Incident Safety Officer and Instructor courses to further develop response capacity in Cass County. Even with instructors volunteering their time, these courses cost between $400 and $1,000 each to put on.

Rocky Buffum, Director of Cass County EMA, highlighted this as one more way the Anderson’s supports area first responders. “The Andersons has always been very proactive in scheduling first responder tours to familiarize with their operations, supporting other county agencies thru equipment acquisition and training, and attending emergency exercises and planning meetings. We thank them for this additional support to help responders from across the county collaborate and train in preparation for an even wider variety of emergency situations.”

Buffum anticipates these funds will be utilized to support EMA’s next round of hazardous materials courses for area responders. Thanks to the generosity of community partners such as the Andersons, EMA has been able to continue making the opportunities available free of charge to responders and without having to request additional tax dollar appropriation. “EMA and our county public safety partners sincerely appreciate this support.”

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SOURCE: News release from Cass County Emergency Management Agency