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Public Safety Activities Report
Crime Prevention Activity:
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the Lebanon Police Department participated in a day of
service at the Lebanon Jr. High School. The events included improving job searches, a
mini-health fair, relaxation therapy, community safety, an education focus group, a teen
focus group, face-painting, a children's art show & activities, and other ecumenical
Mayor Brewer addresses the crowd during the ceremonies.
A few of the participants included the representatives from the Lebanon Police
Department, the Cincinnatus Association, and also from New Housing Ohio. The event
was attended by more than 150 people. We look forward to this being an annual event
for our agency.
There were several car seat installed during January. We are still looking into getting
some more officers trained to do these installations, as the requests for this service is
still gaining popularity.
A group of 20 Cub Scouts toured the Police Department this month, along with their
parents. The parents were impressed with the remodeling and how we are adapting
and utilizing the space we have. They also commented on how well the building is
maintained and the cleanliness of it.
During the week of the 7th, Ptl. White attended training for the FBI computer lab in
Baltimore, MD. This training was for Access Data’s Forensic Tool Kit. This software is
used to process and evaluate digital evidence.
On January 22nd, Sgt. Duerre’ was at the YMCA lock-in for several hours with a group of
59 children, who were between the ages 7 and 13. Their focus this night was
drug/alcohol abuse. The children wore the Fatal Vision goggles as they navigated an
obstacle course, played walleyball and corn-hole. This gave them an opportunity to
experience the effects of alcohol and/or drugs on the ability to successfully navigate
On January 23rd, Sgt. Duerre’ assisted Therese Stevens at the LHS Talent Show. She
is a juggler and as part of her act, she needed someone to be handcuffed.
On January 24th, Sgt. Duerre’ assisted with the Lebanon Presbyterian Church Puppet
Ministry. They were introducing a policeman puppet to the children and requested that
Sgt. Duerre’ be there in uniform to introduce this puppet and to talk with the children
regarding a policeman’s duty and how Christianity can compliment this role and can at
times be difficult.
A total of 107 arrests were made in January. 98 of the arrests were adults and 9 of
them were juveniles. The top offenses were Drug Violations and Failure to Appear.
Officers made 258 traffic stops with a total of 87 citations and 31 written warnings
issued. The leading types of citation issued were: Speed and Driving under
Suspension. There were 8 traffic citations issued for Driving under the Influence.
There were 30 accidents submitted to the State of Ohio in January with an additional 13
reports completed for accidents that occurred on private property. Officers issued 17
citations as a result of these accident investigations. There were 9 parking citations
issued in January.
There were 127 offenses reported to the Police Department in January. 73 of these
reports were cleared either by exception, an arrest being made, or by charges being
filed on the suspect.
Calls for Service:
The total of the Calls for Service at the end of January 2010 is 17.84% less than for the
same period in 2009.
Fire and EMS Activity
On the early morning of December 5 the Lebanon Fire Division was dispatched for an
unknown type fire in the area of the Lebanon Raceway. Units arrived on the scene to
find a fully involved horse barn behind the racetrack. The fire conditions upon arrival
dictated a defensive posture from firefighters due to full involvement, fire through the
roof from end to end. Several mutual aid companies were requested to the scene to
assist including Turtlecreek Twp, Clearcreek Twp, City of Franklin, Union Twp, Deerfield
Twp, City of Mason, Hamilton Twp, Franklin Twp, and J.E.M.S. Command was notified
of two possible victims in the structure, so as firefighting efforts continued, search efforts
were initiated to recover possible victims. Two victims were found at the scene and
were deceased upon discovery. 45 horses were also lost in the blaze including two
miniature horses being boarded for the Lebanon Christmas Parade. Fire investigators
from the State Fire Marshal handled the investigation with cooperation from the fire
division, police division and the Warren County Coroner. The fire was ruled accidental,
with the exact cause unknown due to the destruction of the building from the severe fire
Warren County HazMat Response Team
The Warren County HazMat Response team is no longer in existence. Through the
Warren County Commissioner’s and a newly formed Council of Governments, Warren
County now contracts with the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Material Response Team
(GCHMU). The Greater Cincinnati HazMat Team is a private corporation supported by
public entities for response to HazMat situations. As part of the agreement with GCHMU
all the equipment and vehicles formerly assigned to the Warren County HazMat Team
was turned over to GCHMU for insurance and response purposes. Currently a pickup
truck and trailer are almost ready to be in-service in Deerfield Township. In the spring a
second trailer and the old Hamilton Twp. rescue truck should be in-service in the
Franklin Township area. Lebanon Fire Division will keep a Decon trailer on site along
with Decon Unit 41 that’s already in place at Station 41 on Silver St.
Turtlecreek Township Fire Dept reviews Lebanon’s ePCR process- electronic
patient care reporting process
Two members from Turtlecreek Township Fire Dept visited with Pat Kirk and Cindy
Prewitt at Lebanon’s Fire Station on Silver St to review the process of ePCR (electronic
patient care reporting). Lebanon EMS crews have been using ePCR since 2002.
Moving from hand written paper reporting has proven to be a huge success in delivering
accurate patient care reports for the receiving hospital and improving overall operations
of Fire Division. Panasonic Tough book mobile computers are used, loaded with
specialized medical field data software to enter the patient’s demographic and medical
information at the time of the call. The completed report is printed and left at the hospital
for emergency personnel to review and then filed with the patient’s permanent health
record. The reporting software integrates with the Fire Division’s EMS billing software
streamlining the EMS billing process and shares state mandated data with the State of
Ohio for EMS and fire call reporting.
Turtlecreek currently uses paper forms to create written reports for all their EMS calls
and Fire calls requiring an ambulance to respond. Members agree, writing EMS and
Fire reports on paper forms is very timely and not always an accurate record of all the
events that take place on an emergency call. The reports then have to be entered in a
desk top computer after returning to the Fire Station for EMS billing purposes and state
compliance reporting for EMS and fire mandates. Turtlecreek was very impressed with
ePCR process and agreed the overall fire department’s operations could greatly benefit
from its implementation.
December and January crews focused on Denver Drill Technique and Firefighter Carry.
The Denver Drill Technique was developed after a firefighter lost his life while other
firefighters were trying to rescue him from a 4th story warehouse fire in Denver
Colorado. The exact dimensions were taken from the area the firefighter was trapped
and a wooden structure was built by the Sharonville Fire Department for training. The
window measures 20”wide by 32” high and with this technique a firefighter in full fire
gear wearing an air pack can be positioned, lifted and pulled through the window very
Firefighters Brian Lykins and Michael Kalp completed the Paramedic Training Course
and are now certified Paramedics for the Fire Division. That brings the total number of
Paramedic Firefighters to 35 for the Fire Division. Great Job Brian and Michael!
Calls for service
December EMS calls were up by 4 percent from last year totaling 194 for the month.
Fire calls were up by 2 percent from last year totaling 129 for the month. Total Fire and
EMS calls for the 2009 year were 3864. Total calls for 2008 were 4036.