Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Dan Neaverth Jr.

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There's now an easier way for local residents to plan for an emergency or natural disaster. Developers believe the "Ready Erie" app will improve communication during difficult times.


Chris Caya WBFO News

There was a lot of finger pointing in the Erie County Legislature on Wednesday over a recent boil water notice. Erie County Water Authority officials said the notice was not needed. But Emergency Services Commissioner, Dan Neaverth said, the County erred on the side of caution because ECWA officials were unavailable to discuss the outage that was effecting 250,000 customers.

ECWA Chairman Earl Jann told the legislature that he has been working on improving the Authority's internal and external communications since being appointed a year ago.

EMS Week highlights work of first responders

May 19, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Erie County observed the 40th annual EMS Week on Monday. The national celebration aims to highlight the lifesaving teamwork displayed by emergency personnel.