DELAWARE – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH-12) today announced that Ohio Emergency Management Services are equipping first responders with life-saving tools to assist during mass emergencies.
Congressman Troy Balderson, Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau Chief Jim Gilbert, Delaware County EMA Director Sean Miller, and Franklin County EMA and Homeland Security Office Director Jeff Young
During a joint press conference, Balderson, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS), Emergency Management Directors from the surrounding 14 counties, and Columbus-based citizenAID announced a partnership to provide nearly 1,000 Public Safety Drop Kits to first responders throughout Central Ohio.
"We know that a crucial window of time exists before first responders can arrive on the scene of a mass incident – and may need to defuse a threat – before injured persons are able to receive care,” said Balderson. “By providing these drop kits and proactively empowering Ohioans to provide lifesaving care, we are giving back precious minutes that might be the difference between life and death. This partnership is an innovative move to equip our citizens with the skills and tools they need to save others’ lives, while supporting a local small business.”