Wind farms present challenges to Ohio first responders

11/27/2012 | Urbana Daily Citizen (Ohio)

Emergency responders in Urbana, Ohio, are learning about the operations of wind turbines and generating facilities, but Fire Chief Mark Keller told the Ohio Power Siting Board they do not have the equipment or training to conduct a rescue at the top of a turbine. During a hearing on the Buckeye Wind II project, 9-1-1 Dispatch Center Director Mindy North said she was concerned turbines could interfere with cellphone signals and emergency communication towers.

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