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Incident Command Vehicle

Command 400 Incident Command Vehicle

Using Our Services
Call Hamilton County Communications Center at
513-825-2260. A highly trained communications coordinator is available 24 hours a day to take your call and coordinate the mobilization of the unit with logistic team members.

Who can request our services?
Command 400 can be called by any fire department in the tri-state region.

What information do I need to provide?
When calling Command 400, be prepared to give the dispatcher the following information:
  • Your name and the requesting agency
  • A brief description of the incident
  • A call-back phone number, name, and if possible, a radio frequency
  • The location where the unit will be parked
  • Directions to the incident and staging area
What is the response time?
Command 400 is located at the Blue Ash Fire Station on Kenwood Rd. Minimum response time for Command 400 will be 1 hour. It will also take approximately 20 minutes to set-up the unit for operation.

How is the unit staffed?
The unit will be staffed with 2-3 logistical personnel at all times.

How is the unit funded?
The unit was purchased with Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funds. The first year of insurance was supplied by the LEPC. Additional funds are being provided by the Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Association.

COMMUNICATIONS:
  • Seven 800 Mhz. mobile radios
  • Six 800 Mhz. portable radios
  • Two High Band VHF mobile radios
  • Two UHF mobile radios
  • ACU1000 Interconnection device for radio patching
  • Headsets at all operators’ positions
  • Three Cellular phone lines
  • External connections for phone and electrical power
COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEM
  • On-Board Local Area Network
  • Seven Panasonic Laptop Computers
  • Microsoft Office
  • E-Mail Address
  • Network server and swappable hard drives
  • Alpha paging program
  • Satellite Internet Access
  • Incident Command Software
  • NIMS ICS Forms – Hard copy & computer generated
  • Two Printer/scanner/copy/fax units
VIDEO SYSTEM
  • Local T.V. Station access
  • Direct T.V.
  • Two color cameras on 25 foot mast
  • Nine video monitors
  • Five V.C.R.’s
  • One D.V.R.
  • Video Printer
  • Digital video receiver for Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s helicopters
  • Hand-held digital camera
  • Columbia Weather Systems weather station
CONFERENCE PLANNING AREA
The Conference Planning Area features everything you need to stage emergency, on-site meetings. A SMART board is linked to a laptop computer for a quick and easy way to plan out strategy, review responsibilities and transmit decisions to the field







Delhi Township's new fire Bill Zoz, left, spends a few minutes meeting and greeting members of his new department before being officially hired at the March 29 trustee meeting. Getting his chance to meet his new boss is Dave Stigler

New fire chief to start April 16

New fire chief to start April 16

BY HEIDI FALLON | COMMUNITY PRESS STAFF WRITER

DELHI TWP. - A few old friends are among his 68 new employees.

Bill Zoz, named new Delhi Township's new fire chief at a township trustee meeting Wednesday, trained quite a few of the department's firefighters and taught with the man he's replacing, Mike Edwards.

Edwards opted to resign as chief last year and was appointed to the vacant post of fire marshal. He and Zoz are members of the Hamilton County public safety advisory board.

Zoz, 46, was hired March 29 after a nine-member committee, including a resident and two retired Cincinnati firefighters, narrowed the roster of 23 candidates down to three.

"It was as an intense interview process as I've ever been a part of," said Trustee Al Duebber. "What set Bill apart, I think, is his skill level, and I think he will be an excellent fit for us."

Duebber and his fellow trustees all said the final choice was difficult because of the high quality of the final three candidates.

Zoz won't officially begin his new duties until April 16. His salary was set at $83,000.

He will be wrapping up things at Colerain Township where he's been for the past 26 years, most recently as the division chief for training.

"I really have mixed emotions," said Colerain Township Fire Chief Bruce Smith.

"Bill has filled a critical need in our department, but on the other side, we like to see our people achieve their goals.

"It makes you feel good when they succeed and I know Bill do a great job for Delhi, but I am sorry to see him go."

Zoz said his top priority is instilling a sense of ownership for the firefighters.

"They know what they want their department to be and I plan on open communication," Zoz said. "They will help provide the direction and I will steer."

Andy Ihle, a firefighter paramedic, echoed the sentiments of the dozen firefighters who attended the March 29 meeting.

"We are thrilled," he said. "He is personable, physically fit and brings a lot of experience to the township."

Zoz and his wife, Barb, have two daughters. He said he has no immediate plans to move to Delhi Township from Colerain Township.

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