COLUMBUS - The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio yesterday approved hazardous material training program grants for the Defiance fire department and the Hardin County emergency management agency.
The grants are for the training of public safety and emergency services personnel in the proper techniques for the management of hazardous material spills and releases that occur during transportation of those materials.
The Defiance fire department received a $20,023 grant to send eight firefighters to Pueblo, Colo., for hazardous material spill training at the Transportation Technology Center.
A $8,344.50 grant request from the Hardin County emergency management agency was approved. The agency will provide hazardous materials training for area firefighters in the event of an emergency at a hospital.