German Township & McCutchanville Fire Departments: Early Morning Structure fire on Springfield Drive
FROM GERMAN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT'S FACEBOOK PAGE: At approximately 1:30 am this morning McCutchanville and German FDs were dispatched to a confirmed structure fire on Springfield Dr. Dispatch alerted responders that an occupant was possibly still inside. Upon arrival an approximate 20' x 60' residential modular home was found to have 1/4 of the structure actively burning. The family, including 5 children, had successfully evacuated. Water was applied to the fire in under 1 minute of the first fire apparatus arriving on scene. The quick application of water stopped the progression of fire, limiting any additional damage and saving 3/4 of the modular home.
Three teams playing in this year’s Men’s Final Four on April 4 and 6 are within a five-hour drive of the action at Lucas Oil Stadium. Motorists should expect additional traffic this holiday weekend as basketball fans meet Spring Break travelers on Interstates 65, 69 and 74 and U.S. 31.
Indiana Department of Transportation contractors will be pulling back construction barrels and barricades as much as possible on these highways to welcome basketball fans. However, some road restrictions will remain in place for ongoing projects, including:
FROM OHIO TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK PAGE: Ohio Township Fire Department has just finished it's sixth run for the day.
Starting 01:58am Ohio Township Fire Department was dispatched for a mutual aid, taking Engine 6-2 to McCutchanville Station #5 for coverage while they were fighting a mobile home fire.
At 9:05am Squad 6-0 and Squad 6-2 responded to an unconscious person at the the Gateway Hospital Campus.
An hour later, at 10:03am Ohio Township Fire Department was dispatched for another unconscious at 10400 block of Orthopaedic Dr. Simultaneously, Ohio Township Fire Department was dispatched for a working code at 3800 block of Eli Place.
Evansville Police Department Receives 7th CALEA Accreditation; Agency is recognized for improving public safety services
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies was created in 1979 with the purpose of improving the delivery of public safety services. As a CALEA accredited agency, the Evansville Police Department has shown its ability to maintain a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners.
In order to ensure compliance with the set standards, the Evansville Police Department underwent a review of their policies and practices. The review consisted of a two-member CALEA assessment team that visited Evansville in the fall of 2014. The assessment team also conducted public comment sessions as part of their review.
Assistant Chief Chris Pugh, Lieutenant Scott Doan, and Accreditation Manager Sergeant Richard Hubbard recently attended the CALEA Conference in Reno, Nevada for a public hearing with the CALEA Commissioners. It was the unanimous recommendation of the Commissioners that the Evansville Police Department receive re-accreditation. During the hearing, the Commissioners highlighted the efforts of the EPD to increase their community representation through their recruitment and hiring processes.
Clean Evansville will target areas in Ward 6 on Evansville’s Westside during the monthly trash pick-up on Saturday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. Teams will gather at locations near Harmony Way and Maryland Street. Teams will be assigned to pick up trash and litter in the following locations: Helfrich Park Middle School, Tekoppel Elementary School areas, also teams will be working in the area of Mead Johnson, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW 1114), 110 N. Wabash, Avenue.
All teams will meet in the parking lot of the Mesker Park Shelter Houser, 1545 Mesker Park Drive, to deposit trash collected during the clean-up. Clean Evansville partners with Republic Services to depose of all trash.
In conjunction with this clean event, Keep Evansville Beautiful will host its kickoff to the Great American Cleanup. This is an opportunity for organizations and neighborhoods to register for a trash cleanup in 2015. Supplies for all clean-ups will be provided.
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at approximately 6:07pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Old Henderson Road in reference to a crash with a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival deputies observed a 2004 Jeep Liberty that was fully engulfed in flames.
Several bystanders had stopped at the crash and assisted the female driver and two passengers. The Perry Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the vehicle fire. The driver and one of the passengers had serious injuries. AMR responded to the scene and transported all three occupants to Deaconess Hospital.
Based on evidence gathered at the scene, the vehicle appeared to have been southbound on Old Henderson Road before leaving the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then re-entered the roadway and crossed the opposing lane before leaving the left side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a tree and caught fire.
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership (which consists of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department) will be participating in Indiana’s 2015 Rural Demonstration Project (RDP). The RDP is a campaign aimed at increasing seat belt usage in rural communities. The campaign begins on Sunday, April 5 and runs through Saturday, April 25. During this three-week period, 21 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state will increase high visibility seat belt patrols.
According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), approximately 460 Hoosiers were killed on rural roadways in 2014; almost 64 percent of the state’s total traffic fatalities last year. Statistics show that Americans driving or riding on rural roadways face a much greater risk of being injured or killed than those driving or riding in urban or suburban areas.
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