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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 7, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department's "toy hauler" does not tote fun and games. Purchased for $33,400 from Falling Waters, W.Va.,-based Outdoor Express RV Inc. about a year ago, the 2008 Wildwood RV, known for its recreational equipment-hauling capacity, is the department's new mobile command center. About $5,000 in surveillance video camera equipment recently installed in the vehicle monitored activities simultaneously in multiple areas of the Berkeley County Youth Fair grounds last week.
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By DON AINES | August 18, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The 25-foot box trailer was a shell three weeks ago, but Franklin County Department of Emergency Services personnel have loaded it with radio, satellite and other communications equipment to create a mobile command center that soon will be available to assist in major police, fire, weather and other emergencies. "We're getting more requests to go out on incidents and provide mapping and coordination," Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said. Whether it is a flood, major fire, missing person search or hazardous materials incident, the mobile command center can be towed to the scene to provide central communications between the various agencies involved.
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By DON AINES | August 17, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 25-foot box trailer was a shell three weeks ago, but Franklin County Department of Emergency Services personnel have loaded it with radio, satellite and other communications equipment to create a mobile command center that soon will be available to assist in major police, fire, weather and other emergencies. "We're getting more requests to go out on incidents and provide mapping and coordination," Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said. Whether it is a flood, major fire, missing person search or hazardous materials incident, the mobile command center can be towed to the scene to provide central communications between the various agencies involved.
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April 27, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland officials are urging common sense steps to avoid swine flu. State Health Secretary John Colmers says if people feel sick, they should stay home. Doctors are to monitor patients with flulike symptoms and send samples for testing. Colmers says there are no Maryland cases reported, although a few tests are pending. Dr. Frank Calia of the University of Maryland Medical Center says there's no reason to be concerned about contact with Mexican immigrants because the virus has an incubation period of one to three days.
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November 18, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops sweeping through Fallujah on Thursday found what appeared to be a command center used by followers of Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and a U.S. general expressed confidence the battle for the city has "broken the back of the insurgency. " A separate raid near the suspected command center uncovered a bomb-making workshop where an SUV registered in Texas was being converted into a car bomb and a classroom that held flight plans and instructions on shooting down planes, according to a CNN crew embedded with the U.S. Army.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | December 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Internal Revenue Service operations in Martinsburg will serve as the backup for the federal agency's Y2K command center, IRS officials said Thursday. The main command center is in New Carrollton, Md., said IRS spokesman Terry Lemons. Should New Carrollton experience a widespread power outage or other problem beyond the agency's control, the command center will switch over to Martinsburg, Lemons said. Sixty to 100 of the Martinsburg Computing Center's employees will work at the backup command center on New Year's Eve, said Acting Assistant Director Jim Mitcham.
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May 1, 2009
Swine flu has local health officials on alert Md., Pa. officials announce probable cases of swine flu Md. braces for swine flu, opens command center Pryor faces plea hearing Aerotek settles suit with former workers
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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 2, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com North Hagerstown High School, Northern Middle School and Fountaindale Elementary School were on fake modified lockdown for two hours Wednesday morning after a staged report came in that a train derailed and was emitting an unknown vapor - later identified as hydrogen fluoride - that can cause skin and eye irritation, North Hagerstown Principal Robert T. "Bo" Myers said. Training for such scenarios is required under the Homeland Security Act, Myers said.
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December 8, 2012
More than 50 patients were moved Saturday into new rooms at Chambersburg Hospital's new King Street addition. Cathy Layton of Chambersburg was the first patient to move into a room in the addition. When she arrived at her room at 8:07 a.m., she was greeted by a crowd of hospital staff awaiting her arrival.  “Everyone said hello and they treated me like a celebrity,” Layton said. “Everything was ready. It was well organized.” She said her favorite part of the new room is the recliner near the large window with a beautiful view.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | March 10, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. The Berkeley County Commission on Thursday approved buying 8.6 acres of land along Tabler Station Road to develop a new field operations headquarters for the county's emergency services and law enforcement operations. Response times in Berkeley County could improve significantly in the coming years with a new complex near Interstate 81 in the southern part of the county, officials said. The land, which would be bought from the county's Development Authority, is part of the future 326-acre Tabler Station Business Park.
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December 8, 2012
More than 50 patients were moved Saturday into new rooms at Chambersburg Hospital's new King Street addition. Cathy Layton of Chambersburg was the first patient to move into a room in the addition. When she arrived at her room at 8:07 a.m., she was greeted by a crowd of hospital staff awaiting her arrival.  “Everyone said hello and they treated me like a celebrity,” Layton said. “Everything was ready. It was well organized.” She said her favorite part of the new room is the recliner near the large window with a beautiful view.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 7, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department's "toy hauler" does not tote fun and games. Purchased for $33,400 from Falling Waters, W.Va.,-based Outdoor Express RV Inc. about a year ago, the 2008 Wildwood RV, known for its recreational equipment-hauling capacity, is the department's new mobile command center. About $5,000 in surveillance video camera equipment recently installed in the vehicle monitored activities simultaneously in multiple areas of the Berkeley County Youth Fair grounds last week.
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By RACHAEL JOHNSON / Special to The Herald-Mail | September 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH - People on the streets of Pittsburgh were minding their own business on Aug. 15, when suddenly -- an invasion occurred. Who was invading? An group known only as Dr. Steel's Army of Toy Soldiers. These "Toy Soldiers" are teens and adults who are followers of Dr. Steel, a toymaker and muscian. I am a Toy Soldier. The Toy Soldiers' mission on that day: To pass out the word of Steel on what is known among the ranks as Global Invasion Day. The "word of Steel" includes free DVDs titled, "Building a Utopian Play Land," and plenty of portable manifestos about the mission.
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May 1, 2009
Swine flu has local health officials on alert Md., Pa. officials announce probable cases of swine flu Md. braces for swine flu, opens command center Pryor faces plea hearing Aerotek settles suit with former workers
NEWS
April 27, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland officials are urging common sense steps to avoid swine flu. State Health Secretary John Colmers says if people feel sick, they should stay home. Doctors are to monitor patients with flulike symptoms and send samples for testing. Colmers says there are no Maryland cases reported, although a few tests are pending. Dr. Frank Calia of the University of Maryland Medical Center says there's no reason to be concerned about contact with Mexican immigrants because the virus has an incubation period of one to three days.
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By DON AINES | August 18, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The 25-foot box trailer was a shell three weeks ago, but Franklin County Department of Emergency Services personnel have loaded it with radio, satellite and other communications equipment to create a mobile command center that soon will be available to assist in major police, fire, weather and other emergencies. "We're getting more requests to go out on incidents and provide mapping and coordination," Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said. Whether it is a flood, major fire, missing person search or hazardous materials incident, the mobile command center can be towed to the scene to provide central communications between the various agencies involved.
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By DON AINES | August 17, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 25-foot box trailer was a shell three weeks ago, but Franklin County Department of Emergency Services personnel have loaded it with radio, satellite and other communications equipment to create a mobile command center that soon will be available to assist in major police, fire, weather and other emergencies. "We're getting more requests to go out on incidents and provide mapping and coordination," Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said. Whether it is a flood, major fire, missing person search or hazardous materials incident, the mobile command center can be towed to the scene to provide central communications between the various agencies involved.
NEWS
by ROBERT SNYDER | March 10, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. The Berkeley County Commission on Thursday approved buying 8.6 acres of land along Tabler Station Road to develop a new field operations headquarters for the county's emergency services and law enforcement operations. Response times in Berkeley County could improve significantly in the coming years with a new complex near Interstate 81 in the southern part of the county, officials said. The land, which would be bought from the county's Development Authority, is part of the future 326-acre Tabler Station Business Park.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | June 2, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com North Hagerstown High School, Northern Middle School and Fountaindale Elementary School were on fake modified lockdown for two hours Wednesday morning after a staged report came in that a train derailed and was emitting an unknown vapor - later identified as hydrogen fluoride - that can cause skin and eye irritation, North Hagerstown Principal Robert T. "Bo" Myers said. Training for such scenarios is required under the Homeland Security Act, Myers said.
NEWS
November 18, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops sweeping through Fallujah on Thursday found what appeared to be a command center used by followers of Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and a U.S. general expressed confidence the battle for the city has "broken the back of the insurgency. " A separate raid near the suspected command center uncovered a bomb-making workshop where an SUV registered in Texas was being converted into a car bomb and a classroom that held flight plans and instructions on shooting down planes, according to a CNN crew embedded with the U.S. Army.
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