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Changes made to county emergency management plan

June 28, 2011

Those thinking about setting off fireworks better think twice. Changes have been made to the Hutchinson County emergency management plan that cover the fireworks ban that was recently put into place. PHOTO BY DON RICE

Changes have been made to the Hutchinson County emergency management plan.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards spoke with the Hutchinson County Commissioners during their regular meeting Monday morning in regards to changes to the plan.
The first modification included violations of the fireworks ban.
Selling and setting off fireworks are considered a Class C misdemeanors and can result in fines.
Also people may not interfere with emergency management operations and either display or identify themselves as emergency management personnel or use insignias or symbols on vehicles if they are not certified.
Richards said officials hope the steps will gain compliance with court order this season.
All law agencies, including peace officers, are in compliance with the law and will be taking a zero tolerance stance on these policies.
They will take action if they see people selling or using fireworks anywhere in the county.
“We hope all citizens will obey the law and have a safe Fourth of July holiday,” Richards said.
In other business, the court approved the payment of the ambulance bill, digitizing the existing microfilm for 1988 and 1989, the payment invoice for the 9/11 memorial monument, and the changing of the hours for the Borger Library. Also approved was the bond for the Hutchinson County Fire Marshal and the interlocal agreement between Hutchinson County and City of Stinnett.

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