The Ottawa County Emergency Management
Agency's staff consists of three full-time employees: Director, Deputy
Director/Radiological Officer and Administrative Assistant. The EMA offices also host a State
Resident Radiological Analyst and a Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
Fred has been with the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency since October
of 1994. He was appointed Director in January of 2010. He is
responsible for the administration and direction of the agency and the planning
and development of the overall program. Additionally, his responsibilities
include coordinating the County's Employee Safety Program, acting as the
County's Loss Control Coordinator, planning for and responding to hazardous
materials emergencies, overseeing the public safety radio system and other
miscellaneous assignments. Fred chairs the Ottawa County Local Emergency Planning
Committee, the County Safety Committee, and the County Homeland Security
Advisory Board. In addition, he serves on the Safety Council of Northwest
Ohio, the Ottawa County 9-1-1 Advisory Board, the Brush Wellman Community
Advisory Panel, and the Western Lake Erie Area Contingency Planning Committee.
He is also affiliated with the Ottawa County Fire and EMS Chiefs Association,
Ottawa County Township Association and the Emergency Management Association of
Fred is a lifelong resident of Ottawa County, residing in Oak Harbor with his
wife and five children. He is a graduate of the University of Findlay, with
a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management.
Mike has over 25 years experience in
the emergency management field. In cooperation with the Ohio Emergency
Management Agency and Davis-Besse personnel, he develops, evaluates, modifies,
coordinates and conducts training activities in support of the Ottawa County
Radiological Emergency Response Plan and Suggested Operating Guidelines. He also
assists in the development, evaluation and modification of the plan and
procedures, and assists in the development of scenarios for drills/exercises.
Mike participates in public information/education
activities, serves as a Public Information Officer and provides assistance
during natural and technological emergencies, drills and exercises. His duties
as Public Information Officer include preparing and disseminating press
releases, participating in media briefings and rumor control.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. His post- graduate studies have
included course work at the Emergency Management Institute and Harvard School of
Beth has been the administrative assistant with Ottawa County EMA since April of 2004.
Beth has over 20 years of experience in office administration. Her responsibilities include: tracking grant expenditures, maintaining the Radiological Emergency Response Plan and
suggested operating guidelines for the agency, processing cost recovery billings, purchase orders, pay-ins, vouchers and responding to officials, general public or media inquiries. She serves as Emergency Operations Center
(EOC) Coordinator when the facility is activated, assists with public
information and is also the recording secretary for the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Ottawa County Homeland Security Advisory Team.
John works for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency as the Resident Radiological
Analyst assigned to Northwest Ohio. He works out of the Ottawa County EMA
offices and is primarily responsible for assisting the local counties with their
radiological emergency planning efforts. This may include training,
procedure development and equipment needs. During an emergency in Ottawa
County, John oversees the assessment area of the county Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) and advises the county's executive group in matters related to
protective actions for the public and emergency workers.
John Flegal grew up traveling the world as
an Air Force brat. After his father's retirement, John spent the rest of
his youth growing up in Akron, Ohio. John entered in the Army National
Guard in the army infantry, and then attended college at the University of Akron
where he earned his four year degree in Homeland Security and Emergency
Management. After graduating from Akron University, he then accepted a
commission with a Chemical Company as a CBRNE Officer and a Hazardous Materials
Instructor and began his EMA path as the Regional Preparedness Specialist for
the American Red Cross at their headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.
David has been an employee with the First Energy Corporation for over 16 years.
He is a Senior Nuclear Specialist in the Emergency Response section at Davis-Besse
Nuclear Power Station and services as liaison between the Utility and County in
matters relating to Davis-Besse.
David supports the 800 MHz radio system and associated support equipment, he
coordinates the operation and maintenance of the system.
In addition David is the Liaison to the Erie County Emergency Management Agency
in Sandusky and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency in Columbus.
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