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Washington Township briefs

November 18, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

Chief wants to buy more on-board cameras



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township Supervisors are considering buying more video camera systems for police cruisers.

"If we only added two or three (in 2009), it'd still be an advantage," Police Chief Barry Keller said.

One cruiser already has a camera system. He said that eight other patrol units could benefit from them.

Each car would cost $5,000, he said.

Fire and ambulance boss gives good report



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Patrick E. Fleagle, administrator for the Blue Ridge (Pa.) Fire and Rescue Squad, proudly told the Washington Township Supervisors on Monday that the ambulance squad responded to 100 percent of its calls in October without needing to pass them off to other agencies.

Also, he said the number of ambulance calls was 57 compared to an average month of 40.

Fleagle talked about junior firefighters who have taken several courses. Manpower overall has been boosted lately on fire operations.

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"Our average personnel (responding) is really up. It's been maintaining at 11" on a call, he said.

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