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New Fire Station Dedicated to AEP Employee

by on January 4, 2019

Derek Myers stands proudly next to the sign for Station 405 in Ohio.

(Story by Laura Vargas)

The time it takes for an ambulance or fire truck to arrive can mean the difference between life and death. The residents of Jersey Township, Ohio thought it was taking too long. Luckily, they had a great advocate in Derek Myers.

Myers is the director of the infrastructure complex team at AEP.  He’s also an engaged community member. He served as a Jersey Township Trustee and West Licking Fire Board member for more than 20 years.

In his leadership roles, Myers advocated for a new fire station, along with other township improvements.  His efforts paid off in October when a new fire station with EMS services was opened at Morse Rd. and 161.  The township dedicated the new station to him, naming it the Derek Myers Station 405.

“It was unexpected and very humbling,” Myers said.

The new station covers Jersey Township, Harrison Township, Etna Township, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala, Kirkersville and parts of New Albany. AEP’s New Albany Transmission building is also included.

“When you looked at our district, lots of improvements were made to the southern part of the district, which was more populated.  It made sense to offer the same level of service in the north,” Myers said.

Myers brings the same passion to his work on AEP’s IT team.  “We’re so proud of Derek,” said Jason Griffith, managing director of infrastructure and operations.  “His leadership and dedication are clear in his work at AEP and in the community.”

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