EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Heritage is dedicated to health and safety through emergency preparedness at all its locations. That commitment also extends into the communities where Heritage operates.

When officials of the Columbiana County Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, expressed their intent to introduce the trauma-awareness program called Stop the Bleed, officials at the Heritage Thermal Services incineration facility here did not hesitate to respond. The company donated $3,000 so the CERT could acquire training kits and related equipment.

“No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene,” Debra Moore, CERT program manager, said. “Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.”

The Stop the Bleed program is a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Stop the Bleed trains ordinary citizens who may be present and a single- or mass-casualty incident to stem severe bleeding in the victim or victims before professional medical- and emergency-responders arrive on the scene. More information is available at: Stop The Bleed.

The CERT announced the donation during a recent meeting of the East Liverpool Rotary Club of which Heritage is a member. Team members also demonstrated the proper use of tourniquets and other first-aid resources to the Rotarians.

According to the CERT: “In Columbiana County, we work under the Emergency Management Agency (EMA). We do not self-deploy for emergencies; instead, we make sure that our own families and neighborhoods are safe and deploy when called out by the EMA.”

Hurricane Dorian was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall, hitting the Bahamas on September 1st as a category 5 storm with top winds of 185 mph. It lingered for several days before moving up the east coast, leaving 70,000 people homeless, 43 dead, and thousands of others without access to food, water, electricity or healthcare.

Courtesy of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has deployed four disaster response specialists to support communications, assessments, and planning in the Bahamas, in addition to volunteers and supplies, and has committed $2 million to support relief efforts. In the US, they have been coordinating the arrival and care for evacuees coming from the Bahamas.

As leading environmental experts in Emergency Response services, we understand the complex challenge of helping communities recover from disaster situations. Before clean-up efforts can begin, the immediate focus must be on safe shelter, food and clean water for the thousands impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  As a salute to the first responders, who marched bravely to the Bahamas and the mid-Atlantic states, Heritage donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help fund the most urgent needs of the communities effected by Hurricane Dorian.  Angie Martin, Vice President and Emergency Response Lead, said “Heritage is pleased to support the Red Cross during the Dorian response.  The Red Cross is always first on the scene and stays until the job is done.”

“I am deeply grateful for Heritage’s gift to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Dorian relief. Your passionate commitment will enable American Red Cross volunteers to stand with those and provide ongoing assistance as the survivors begin to face many challenges of recovery,” said Meg Ahlering, regional philanthropy officer for the Red Cross.

If you would like to support relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian, please visit redcross.org to donate.

About Heritage Environmental Services

Heritage Environmental Services is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. We provide a full suite of tailored solutions – from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions – to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Throughout our 50-year history, Heritage Environmental Services has prioritized the safety of our employees while pursuing our purpose of protecting human health and the environment.

Timmy Global Health is an international NGO based in Indianapolis, IN with a mission to improve healthcare access to underserved populations at home and abroad.  They partner with healthcare clinics in 11 communities across four countries. When central Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego erupted in June 2018, two of these communities sustained serious damage.

As news of the eruption’s devastating impact was shared around the world, Heritage Environmental Services got in touch with Timmy to ask how we could help. An immediate need for clean water was identified. As leaders in wastewater treatment services, Heritage understands the fundamental role clean water plays in maintaining safe environments and healthy communities.

In partnership with Clean Water for the World, a Kalamazoo-based non-profit with a mission to provide simple, adaptable water purification systems to communities without access to potable water, Heritage funded a grant to install water purification systems in both Timmy communities impacted by the eruption. The grant mandated oversight of the water purification systems by local community boards made up of mothers, schoolteachers and others who would ensure equitable access.

Guatemalan women gets water from a newly installed water purification system
A resident of one of the Guatemalan communities, using a newly purified water tap.

“Heritage’s support to Timmy, and the communities they serve, demonstrates our commitment to health and wellness not just within our organization, but to communities near and far,” said Jeff Laborsky, CEO of Heritage Environmental Services.

“This partnership between Timmy, Heritage, and our local partner 32 Volcanos shows the power of creating international cross sector relationships.  After recently visiting Guatemala and seeing the impact of the system firsthand, it is clear that this system will provide clean water to the community for years to come,”  said Nick Reich, Executive Director of Timmy Global Health.

About Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international partner organizations, channels financial, medical, and human resources to community based health and development projects in the developing world, and empowers students to fundraise, advocate and serve in an effort to fight health disparities at home and abroad.

About Heritage Environmental Services

Heritage Environmental Services is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. Heritage provides a full suite of tailored solutions – from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions – to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Throughout its 50-year history, Heritage has prioritized the safety of its employees while pursuing its purpose of protecting human health and the environment.

Heritage employees unload monitors during Earth Day event.
Heritage employees unload monitors that will be recycled.
Environmetal grant recipients pose with their checks at Heritage Thermal Services.
Heritage presented 16 non-profit and school groups with $7,450 in grants to help fund their respective Earth Day projects.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The numbers are in for this year’s Earth Day collection of household hazardous wastes and old electronics at Heritage Thermal Services (HTS). During the four-hour free event, HTS employees unloaded and packed for proper disposal or recycling 19.8 tons of wastes that could have been poured down the drain or tossed in the trash. This year’s volume brings the total amount collected since the program began in 1997 to 248.8 tons.

During the collection, HTS awarded $7,450 to 16 non-profit and school groups to help fund their respective environmental projects. Since the facility started the environmental grant program in 1998, local non-profits have received a total of $101,200. 

HTS thanks the many organizations for helping make the drop-off, known as citySweep, possible. They are: the City of East Liverpool, the East Liverpool Police Department, Southern Columbiana County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tim Hortons, Tri-State Ford, East Liverpool City Hospital, Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Environmental Group, The Review, WTOV-9 TV and Pickle Classic Hits radio station.

See more pictures of the event on Facebook.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) is pleased to announce its most recent donation to the local Kent State University campus. President Christopher T. Pherson presented a $2,500 donation to help fund the school’s new Dynamic Learning and Virtual Reality Laboratory.

“We are pleased to support Kent State as it adds innovative educational technologies for its students,” President Pherson said. “The investment in virtual reality will enhance the faculty’s ability to introduce new learning opportunities for students.”

The VR Lab has already begun paying dividends for students in the physical therapy and nursing programs. The technology allows them to study the workings of the human body in new and dynamic ways.

Once implemented fully, Kent State Dean Dr. David Dees plans to make the lab available to faculty and students of local school districts. His vision is to position the campus as a technology center for the educational community.

HTS is proud to support Kent State’s educational technology initiatives. The company’s previous donations funded task-specific mobile workstations for the nursing and physical therapy programs.


EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) is pleased to announce that applications for environmental grants are now available. Schools and non-profit groups within a 15-mile radius of the facility are welcome to apply.

Grants in amounts ranging from $100 to as much as $1000 are available for projects that demonstrate a benefit for the local environment. A total of $6,500 is available for this year.

Applications may be downloaded from this link, Environmental Grant Application, or by calling 330.386.2194. April 1 is the deadline to apply. Grants will be awarded during this year’s citySweep collection of household hazardous waste for East Liverpool area residents on April 27.

In 2018, 12 school and non-profit groups received a total of $6,500 to help fund their respective green projects. Since the grant program began in 1998, dozens of local organizations have received a total of $93,750 to help keep the community cleaner and greener.


Benton, AR – If you are located in the Saline County AR area, come out and see us at the Benton Event Center for the 2nd Annual Saline County Family Safety & Preparedness Expo.  It is tonight, September 18, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  Over 50 companies from across Central Arkansas are expected to attend and host tables.  This gives the families in our community to walk through the exhibit area and get information regarding Public Safety, Health and Preparedness.  There will be safety demonstrations, preparedness activities for the children, free hot dogs and popcorn.  There will also be a raffle to win some items donated by the companies exhibiting.

We will be there along with our King Vac Truck.  Come out and see us.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – For the fourth consecutive August, Heritage Thermal Services employees visited the pedestrian bridge that connects West Seventh and Jefferson streets to Westgate School and Patterson Field to clear weeds, cut grass and clean the walkway. They were joined this year by members of the East Liverpool Fire Department, whose assistance and community spirit were greatly appreciated. Thanks to their joint efforts, the bridge was made ready for the East Liverpool School District’s Back-to School-Bash and the upcoming school year!


EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Mike Kennedy, a lab technician in the onsite analytical laboratory at Heritage Thermal Services, took time from his busy day recently to show local children how much fun science can be. He performed several entertaining chemistry experiments to youngsters attending this summer’s Camp E.A.R.T.H.

The East Liverpool Department of Health hosted the camp, which is geared for children between the ages of 8 and 13. HTS sponsored the camp along with three other organizations.

The children were awed by his presentations, proving that science can be fun. Thanks to Mike, perhaps some of them would be inspired to pursue a STEM career.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Heritage Thermal Service President Christopher T. Pherson presented an iPad to Tammy Blackburn, director of The Way Station in East Liverpool. The device will help the social-services agency go paperless in tracking the assistance it provides to an average of 150 families each month.

“The Way Station now has the opportunity to utilize technology to make our food distribution, reduced-price clothing, diaper and emergency assistance programs more effective,” Blackburn said. “We very much appreciate Heritage Thermal Services assisting us with this effort.”