July, 2013 Summit County's worrier-in-chief takes emergency management seriously

It's unlikely that any of Joel Cochran's colleagues would tell him to look on the bright side. His job position requires him to look at any and every scenario that might go wrong in Summit County — and put a plan in place to fix it.

Prevention is a big part of Cochran's job position. The emergency management director must identify a plethora of possible hazards, work with partners to develop prevention strategies and have a plan of action in place in case a hazard does occur. READ MORE