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Posted on: January 24, 2018



Loveland, OH, January 27, 2018 – This joint exercise will be held on Saturday,  January 27th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and provide an opportunity for local and regional emergency preparedness professionals to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures.

The purpose of the Drive-through Point of Dispensing (POD) location is to provide all members of the public with critical medical countermeasure assets in the event of a mass prophylaxis campaign.  The City of Loveland and Symmes Township POD locations represent two of the 35 Open Community PODs throughout Hamilton County.  The City of Loveland and Symmes Township PODs are the only drive-through designs within Hamilton County, which allow for rapid and efficient dispensing of assets to members of the public.

Captain Bruce Hawk, PIO for the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department stated, “The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is proud to promote emergency preparedness within our community.  This exercise allows our organization to provide valuable information to our customers and demonstrate the benefits of being prepared.”

The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is continuously seeking methods to improve the emergency preparedness capabilities at the local and regional level.  The collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations encourages teamwork, trust, and cooperation throughout the region.  The following agencies and organizations will be participating in the exercise:  Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, Hamilton County Public Health, Loveland Police Department, Loveland Public Works, Loveland High School, Symmes Township, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Medical Reserve Corps, and Amateur Radio Emergency Service.    

If you would like more information about this topic please contact Captain Bruce Hawk at 513-707-6110 or email at

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