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March 2 – March 8 has been designated National Severe Weather Preparedness Week throughout the country.Â During Severe Weather Preparedness Week, public safety agencies have been reminding community residents thatÂ spring brings the possibility of flooding, severe thunderstorms, Â tornadoes, and associated hazards such as hail, high winds, lighting strikes, and power outages. Planning ahead, knowing how to communicate,Â creating a disaster kit and practicing safety drills are key to being able to handle such fast-developing spring storms and will help minimize injury and property damage.
While tornadoes can occur at any time, late spring and summer are the prime tornado seasons in Ohio. To remind residents of the danger of tornadoes, and to encourage them to practice their response, the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management joined the Ohio Emergency Management Agency in participating in aÂ Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 am on Wednesday, March 5.Â At that time, communities across the state tested their tornado warning siren systems and an Emergency Alert System (EAS) warning message was broadcasted.
Al Roker of the Today Show speaks on the importance of emergency preparedness.Â National Severe Weather PreparednessÂ Week encourages communities and families to take proper steps now in order to be prepared for severe weather.Â
For more information on how to prepare, mitigate, and deal with severe weather, visit the links below:
The 29th Cleveland Fire Academy began on Monday, February 24, 2014 with 39 recruits who will undergo 18 weeks of rigorous training before graduation. The new cadets will fill vacancies created by retirements and ensure that staffing levels remain consistent with the needs of the Cleveland community.
â€śThese recruits are a welcome addition to the ranks of Clevelandâ€™s First Responders,â€ť said Chief of Fire Patrick Kelly. â€śOur goal is to maximize the Cityâ€™s resources to be able to respond to the increasing medical needs of the community while maintaining fire and rescue operations.â€ť
The comprehensive training program includes fire behavior and hands-on training with tools and equipment firefighters use daily, apparatus operation and maintenance, building construction, all aspects of on-scene fire operations, rescue techniques and 130 hours in emergency medical care, certifying the recruits as Emergency Medical Technicians.
â€śWe are building upon the expertise of each division and creating an all-hazard approach to fire, rescue and emergency medical service in the City of Cleveland,â€ť said Public Safety Director Michael McGrath. â€śThis fire academy class will help ensure that staffing levels remain consistent.â€ť