January 5, 2010 4:07 AM
The County Commissioners for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, have grown concerned about the county's Emergency Management vehicles. Tippecanoe County Commissioner David Byers says that the county's emergency equipment is currently stored in five different locations, some of which do not even have covered garages. Some of the emergency equipment is currently in a warehouse next to the county jail, while other items have been left in uncovered outdoor trailers. Tippecanoe County has more than $5 million in equipment scattered in different locations. The County Commissioners would like to find one central location at which to store the vehicles.
"Let's take the Sheriff's Department, for example," explained Byers. "Probably a half to a third of their garage is full of TEMA equipment. By us moving the equipment out that allows them more space to get their cars inside. You take the building out there at the Wildcat Creek facility that's full of TEMA equipment, you move that out, that gives Community Corrections a chance to move their equipment in there, so that opens up space," he said. [More]