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Should the county emergency management agency office duties be a separate office?
Oakwood names new EMS coordinator
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:17 PM

By BILL SHERRY • Correspondent

OAKWOOD – Oakwood Village Council met Monday, Jan. 21 with all council members present for the continuation of last week’s meeting. The only item on the agenda was the issue of the Oakwood EMS coordinator.

Council went into a lengthy executive session regarding personnel, following some comments from Mayor Erhard “Bud” Henke and some questions from eight EMS squad members who attended the meeting.

Henke provided the guests, press and council with some attributes of the person he was intending to appoint as the EMS coordinator. Henke then announced that he was appointing Chad Brown for the position and received unanimous support from council in the form of a roll call vote.

Brown is a paramedic and trained to do fire and EMS. Brown is also an EMT instructor and would be able to fill some spots on the EMS squad to help with being shorthanded.

Henke also noted that Brown was on the Grover Hill EMS squad for six years and currently is not tied to any squad, but makes some runs for Defiance.

Henke said Brown would be starting the new position as soon as everything regarding the change is worked out and a starting date is negotiated.

The next regular council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.


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