Ogle commended the chiefs on the professional conduct she has encountered among Knox County EMS personnel during her first 2 1/2 months serving as coroner.
Ogle said she has been working on changing some procedures, which should speed the coroner’s response time to emergency scenes. She also gave a short talk about the role emergency workers can play in preserving a scene for a death investigation.
The chiefs also discussed the fire and EMS protection county departments will provide at the Knox County Fair in July.
Departments rotate coverage at the fair, with the Mount Vernon Fire Department being available at all times to handle EMS transports or provide additional response.
The possibility of more countywide fire training was brought up by Joe Porter, Central Ohio Joint Fire District chief, who formed a committee to discuss options.
MVFD Assistant Chief Chris Menapace said his department is planning a special ceremony for April 10 to honor three MVFD firefighters who died in the line of duty in 1925. The MVFD will also memorialize two of its firefighters — Don Wilson, and Joe Laymon — who died while members of the department.
Family members and descendants of all the firefighters being remembered will be part of the ceremony. Menapace said bagpipes and drums, and speeches by Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis and MVFD Chief Shawn Christy are planned.
Plaques honoring the three firefighters who died in the line of duty will be hung in the Mount Vernon station on Gambier Street.