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New Medical Air Evacuation Software Deployed at Sheriff’s Office

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office serves as the primary PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) for all of Pickaway County. The sheriff’s office has been very proactive for decades now in keeping up with modern day technology and going above the basic standards in public safety communications. Currently the sheriff’s office is in the process of upgrading server equipment and software that serve our community from a day-to-day basis on 911 emergency responses and calls for service.

According to Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, our office has always been a pioneer and showcase to other agencies and vendors on the standards and methods we implement within the Pickaway County 911 communications dispatching center located at the Sheriff’s Office. Some of the technology includes AVL and GPS tracking of our emergency vehicle units. Hi-resolution aerial imagery of the entire county that plots 911 caller information on digital maps so we know exactly where a 911 call is coming from. Nixle public notification alerting system. Backup procedures and failover radio communications capability to the Circleville Police department when needed. And many other technological advancements.

Today the Pickaway Sheriff’s Office is working with Medflight and AirEvac who are the primary medical air evacuation service providers in our area to implement a new software app. Medflight deployed a new desktop and mobile app called Metro Alert in early Spring of 2015 that allows GPS coordinates and dispatch notification to be done in the field by a mobile device or the click of a mouse within our 911 dispatching communications center. This new technology helps speed up the process in getting a medical air evacuation dispatched out by eliminating time it takes for communication personnel to pick up a phone and dial a number. AirEvac is currently in the process of developing an emergency medical dispatching app that is expected to be launched later this year.

Sheriff Radcliff said that when we became aware of this new public safety technology at no cost to our county, we moved on getting it implemented. Currently the Sheriff’s Office has the Medflight software located and working in the 911 dispatching communications center and plan to have this medical emergency app deployed to other surrounding fire and EMS agencies. Please watch the 10TV cover story video below.

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Summer Months are one of the Most Dangerous Times of the Year

Although there have been no traffic fatalities for the first half of 2015, a recent crash over the July 4th weekend reminds us that the Summer Months can be one of the most dangerous times of the year. Although most of us think of the winter as the most dangerous time with the ever changing weather conditions, summer poses different types of dangers. There are more people on the road, more inexperienced drivers are behind the wheel, and there are special events and holidays where alcohol use is possible during the summer months. Also, motorcycles and pedestrians are out enjoying the better weather during this time of year. All these factors add to the odds of potential crashes. Safe Communities of Pickaway County continues to remind drivers AND passengers of all ages to “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time”. Furthermore, everyone needs to observe the slogan “Stay Alive Don’t Text and Drive” and to never, ever drive impaired.

As of June 2015, there had been zero fatalities on Pickaway County roadways. In 2014, there was one fatality documented during this same period. As the year progressed, there were multiple fatalities as the result of motor vehicle crashes. These numbers do not reflect the number of crashes that ended in significant injury or property loss. Even though a recent crash ended in a fatality, Pickaway County roadways have been safer overall. Keeping safety a part of your routine throughout the year can help keep those numbers low.

Whether you are a seasoned driver, a motorcycle rider, a teen driver, or the parent of a teen driver, you can learn more how to be safe when behind the wheel. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov to learn more about safe driving habits.

By |July 15th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Pickaway County Enters “100 Days” with No Traffic Fatalities

As Summer begins, the “100 Days of Summer” also begins. According to statistics, the period of time from graduations to the start of the new school year is a dangerous time on our highways. With increased travel, more time for teen drivers to be behind the wheel, the use of motorcycles as a means of transportation, and the increase in daylight hours, all contribute to the numbers of increased crashes and fatalities. Special events such as the Fourth of July and Labor Day, and festivals and special events that include alcohol as a part of the celebrations, just add to the dangers. Although the term “100 Days of Summer” often refers to teen driver safety, all motorists should be aware that statistically the summer months can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.

“Safe Communities of Pickaway County encourages all drivers and passengers to remember to buckle up, since it is statistically the number one way to survive a crash if it occurs”, noted Teresa C. Carper, Safe Communities of Pickaway County Director. “Also, if you plan to involve alcohol in your summer activities, please find a designated driver to make sure you get home safely.”

To date, Pickaway County has not seen a traffic fatality in 2015. This is significantly down from last year at this time, and Safe Communities would like to reach the goal of a fatal-free year. By remembering that to “Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive”, as well as to “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time”, and remembering the importance of safe speed limits, drivers and passengers can help Safe Communities to reach this very important goal.

Safe Driving Information, and Special Enforcement Periods such as the pending Fourth of July “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, can be found at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |June 16th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Promote Motorcycle Awareness with Ride to Work Day

This June 16th, mark your calendar for “Ride to Work Day”. For those who enjoy motorcycle riding as a form of transportation, this is your day to get out and ride. It is also a great reminder for all of us who use the roadways to remember that we need to “Share the Road”.

As the Summer Season continues, we will see more and more motorcycles join the highways, and drivers of other motor vehicles need to remember that it is important to “Watch Out for Motorcycles”. Riders also need to take the time to make sure they have the proper endorsement and training, that they wear protective gear, and that they never, ever, ride impaired.

“Pickaway County has seen its share of motorcycle crashes over the years, and often it involves a motor vehicle that simply did not see the bike”, stated Teresa C. Carper, Safe Communities Director. “Make sure you give all motorists the respect they deserve, and keep safety in mind this summer season.”

For more information on motorcycle safety, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |June 16th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Fatals Continue to Remain Low in 2015

Pending “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Important for Ongoing Safety

A review of recent statistics shows that the month of April in Pickaway County netted no fatalities on local roadways. Also, the entire first part of 2015 has been fatal-free in Pickaway County. In comparison to last year, 2015 shows a major shift in traffic safety. For the period of January through April in 2014, Pickaway County had 3 motor vehicle crashes that ended in fatalities. January, February, and March 2014 had one fatal crash each, with April 2014 being the only month in early 2014 to have no fatalities.

“You always need to be careful when you state your community is ‘fatal-free’ when it comes to traffic crashes”, stated Director for Safe Communities of Pickaway County Teresa C. Carper. “Crashes can occur at any time, however the key is remembering safety measures such as ‘Buckling Up Every Trip Every Time’ to improve your chances of survival.”

The National Campaign to promote seat belt use known as “Click It or Ticket” will begin on May 18th , and Safe Communities of Pickaway County is planning a media kick-off, and an event that the public is welcome to attend. The event will be held at Circleville High School at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015 where a banner unveiling, awards ceremony, and an opportunity for local officials to speak on traffic safety will take place. Following the event, Safe Communities will join local law enforcement, school officials, and students in promoting the safety message in a county-wide seat belt survey for local teens, parents, and administrators.

“We are asking that all Pickaway County citizens join us and buckle up”, stated Carper. “Pickaway County is notorious for having one of the lowest seat belt use rates in the state, and many of our crashes has ended fatally due to the lack of seat belt use.”

Safe Communities will participate in events throughout the period beginning on May 18th and extending through Memorial Day to promote the safety message. Local law enforcement will have extra patrols out for the time period to make sure that motorists get the message that seat belts not only save lives…it is the law.

“Click It or Ticket” is one of the many campaigns throughout the year that is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information on this enforcement period and other information on traffic safety, visit their website at www.nhtsa.gov .

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Corrections Nurse Position Opening

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office currently has a job opening for a nurses position in the corrections division. You can apply online under the careers section or “Click Here”. Be sure to upload or send in your resume online.

By |May 5th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Sheriff Supports Consolidation

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Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff is supportive of consolidation but has concerns about how “Pickaway County Commissioners” want to proceed.

The video provided is produced and hosted by: CGTV Channel 9 Circleville, Ohio

 

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

Safe Communities Urges Teens to Make Safety a Priority this Prom Season

Teens have so many choices to make when it comes to Prom. Who to attend this special event with, what to wear, where to eat….all important decisions for this important event. But making safety a priority should be an important decision as well for you and your passengers. Great memories can be made, but only if you are here to make them….Buckle Up, Put Down the Phone, Watch Your Speed, and Never Drive Impaired!

“Each year, nationwide, we hear of tragic stories surrounding teens, prom, and a motor vehicle. Safe Communities and local law enforcement wants all teens to make safety a priority on this special night, and get there and get home safe”, stated Teresa C. Carper, Director for Safe Communities of Pickaway County. “We wish all local teens a great prom, and a safe return home.”

Safety can be one of the easiest and wisest choices to make. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death in teens and younger persons. By simply remembering to “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time”, you can improve your chances of surviving a motor vehicle crash by 50%.

Safe Communities encourages parents to get involved in the safety of their teen driver. Information can be found on teen driver safety at www.nhtsa.gov. The website is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who funds safety grants to this and other communities each year to improve safety through enforcement and education.

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

“Stay Alive Don’t Text and Drive”

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In Pickaway County, the Sheriff’s Office and Safe Communities is asking everyone to “Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive”.

“It is human nature to have some distractions when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle”, stated Teresa C. Carper, Safe Communities Director. “Road signs, weather conditions, passengers, and even the scenery may distract drivers, however texting and driving has become a major hazard on our roadways. Put the phone down while behind the wheel for your safety, for the safety of your passengers, and others on our roadways.”

Sending or reading a text can take your eyes off the road for nearly four seconds. You can travel the length of a football field in that amount of time at 60 mph. Imagine driving a real football field at that rate of speed blindfolded, with persons standing on the field! That is exactly what you are doing when you text and drive. When you think of it in those terms, you can understand why officials want you to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind focused on your driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a website with information on this important safety issue, as well as suggestions for teen drivers and their parents. Visit the site at www.nhtsa.gov.

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments

First Quarter of 2015 Safe on Pickaway County Roadways

With the month of March showing no fatalities on Pickaway County roadways, 2015 to date has been fatal-free. Although there have been crashes, some with injuries, the comparison to 2014 shows a much safer trend locally.

“We always like to start out the year this way”, noted Teresa C. Carper, Safe Communities Director. “However with the summer season upon us, and the release of school not that far away, we hope that everyone keeps safety in mind the remainder of 2015.”

Seat belt use is a major campaign in Pickaway County. Each year, a large number of the fatalities can be attributed to the lack of seat belt use. The National Campaign of “Click It or Ticket” will be held in May, however Safe Communities is asking that everyone remembers to “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time” throughout the year. Distractions are another reason for crashes in Pickaway County. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the phrase “Stay Alive Don’t Text and Drive” is an important reminder to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind focused on your driving.

For more information on how to keep yourself and your passengers safe, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov.

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: General News|0 Comments