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By DANA BROWN | August 27, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County's new Center for Emergency Services was officially commissioned and open for the public to tour Friday. The new facility, in the Letterkenny Industrial Area, provides more than 12,000 square feet of space and houses the Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Operations Center and the Communications Center, serving all of Franklin County. Department of Emergency Services Director Dave Donohue said the $7 million facility provides space for staff and technology, and allows for future growth of the department.
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September 3, 2008
REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- With the path of Tropical Storm Hanna still hard to predict, Maryland officials are preparing for the worst. Maryland Emergency Management Agency chief of staff Edward Hopkins says the agency is operating 24 hours a day, and staffers are holding regular conference calls with the National Weather Service, FEMA, the Maryland National Guard and local emergency managers. Gov. Martin O'Malley is being briefed twice a day on the storm's progress. If MEMA gets word that Hanna will bring severe weather to Maryland, the agency will call in dozens of state officials to its emergency operations center in Reisterstown.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 1, 2005
By ANDREW SCHOTZ andrews@herald-mail.com On Friday, there was no joy in Abbottville, a tabletop pretend city used for disaster training. In the morning, a rash of illness was traced to bad shrimp salad. Then, a bomb blew up at the middle school. The afternoon plan was for a train to derail, then a gasoline tanker truck to topple over. About 40 people from police and fire departments, emergency services, schools, the Washington County Health Department and other agencies practiced how they would work together if each disaster were real.
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by TARA REILLY | February 8, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County's plans to renovate a building on Elliott Parkway near Williamsport to accommodate its 911 Center will cost $782,121, representatives from an architectural and engineering firm told the County Commissioners. Robin J. Kohn and Regis W. Kubit of Betzwood Associates P.C. in Phoenixville, Pa., presented a feasibility study on the project to the commissioners at a meeting Tuesday. The county's 911 Center is at 33 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.
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by TARA REILLY | June 18, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County government has proposed a multimillion dollar facility that would consolidate several of the county's emergency services centers, county officials said Monday. Officials said the proposed building is necessary because the existing centers are outdated and have insufficient space. They also said a new facility would better protect Washington County residents. The proposed facility, which is being called the Emergency Operations Center, would house Washington County's Fire and Rescue Communications (911)
NEWS
September 18, 2003
With the approach of Hurricane Isabel, Washington County has declared a state of emergency, effective immediately. The move follows the declaration by Governor Robert Ehrlich declaring a state of emergency statewide. The Department of Emergency Services is the designated lead agency to coordinate planning, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. All government and non-government resources were directed to cooperate and coordinate as necessary to save lives, reduce economic loss and minimize social dislocation.
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by TARA REILLY | March 2, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Saying space is cramped and there's no room to expand, Washington County's director of emergency services wants to move the 911 Communications Center from an outdated basement on West Washington Street to another county facility on Elliott Parkway. But the move, which would cost $2.29 million, probably wouldn't be permanent. In another 10 years, Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth said, he'd like the communications center to move to a larger emergency services complex that would house the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, police dispatchers the Special Operations Team and other emergency services agencies.
NEWS
February 17, 2001
Council suggests building a training facility Following are some of the suggestions of the Emergency Services Council contained in its report to the Washington County Commissioners: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Have the county buy property for a countywide training facility and then design and construct it. The cost of the multi-year project is estimated at $1.8 million. The council is not asking for it to happen until at least two years from now. The center could be used by fire and rescue companies and law enforcement agencies.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 23, 2007
SMITHSBURG - It seems she's been preparing for the career for years, but it took two national emergencies and an internship to solidify her decision. Seventeen-year-old Erika Jeter said after graduation she hopes to enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University and study homeland security and emergency management. The Smithsburg High School senior said that college has one of the only programs of the kind in the country. "It's just so new," she said. Her interest in the field increased, as it did nationally, after the Sept.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 22, 2007
SMITHSBURG It seems she's been preparing for the career for years, but it took two national emergencies and an internship to solidify her decision. Seventeen-year-old Erika Jeter said after graduation she hopes to enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University and study homeland security and emergency management. The Smithsburg High School senior said that college has one of the only programs of the kind in the country. "It's just so new," she said. Her interest in the field increased, as it did nationally, after the Sept.
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By DANA BROWN | August 27, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County's new Center for Emergency Services was officially commissioned and open for the public to tour Friday. The new facility, in the Letterkenny Industrial Area, provides more than 12,000 square feet of space and houses the Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Operations Center and the Communications Center, serving all of Franklin County. Department of Emergency Services Director Dave Donohue said the $7 million facility provides space for staff and technology, and allows for future growth of the department.
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NEWS
September 3, 2008
REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- With the path of Tropical Storm Hanna still hard to predict, Maryland officials are preparing for the worst. Maryland Emergency Management Agency chief of staff Edward Hopkins says the agency is operating 24 hours a day, and staffers are holding regular conference calls with the National Weather Service, FEMA, the Maryland National Guard and local emergency managers. Gov. Martin O'Malley is being briefed twice a day on the storm's progress. If MEMA gets word that Hanna will bring severe weather to Maryland, the agency will call in dozens of state officials to its emergency operations center in Reisterstown.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 23, 2007
SMITHSBURG - It seems she's been preparing for the career for years, but it took two national emergencies and an internship to solidify her decision. Seventeen-year-old Erika Jeter said after graduation she hopes to enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University and study homeland security and emergency management. The Smithsburg High School senior said that college has one of the only programs of the kind in the country. "It's just so new," she said. Her interest in the field increased, as it did nationally, after the Sept.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 22, 2007
SMITHSBURG It seems she's been preparing for the career for years, but it took two national emergencies and an internship to solidify her decision. Seventeen-year-old Erika Jeter said after graduation she hopes to enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University and study homeland security and emergency management. The Smithsburg High School senior said that college has one of the only programs of the kind in the country. "It's just so new," she said. Her interest in the field increased, as it did nationally, after the Sept.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 8, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County's plans to renovate a building on Elliott Parkway near Williamsport to accommodate its 911 Center will cost $782,121, representatives from an architectural and engineering firm told the County Commissioners. Robin J. Kohn and Regis W. Kubit of Betzwood Associates P.C. in Phoenixville, Pa., presented a feasibility study on the project to the commissioners at a meeting Tuesday. The county's 911 Center is at 33 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 1, 2005
By ANDREW SCHOTZ andrews@herald-mail.com On Friday, there was no joy in Abbottville, a tabletop pretend city used for disaster training. In the morning, a rash of illness was traced to bad shrimp salad. Then, a bomb blew up at the middle school. The afternoon plan was for a train to derail, then a gasoline tanker truck to topple over. About 40 people from police and fire departments, emergency services, schools, the Washington County Health Department and other agencies practiced how they would work together if each disaster were real.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | March 2, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Saying space is cramped and there's no room to expand, Washington County's director of emergency services wants to move the 911 Communications Center from an outdated basement on West Washington Street to another county facility on Elliott Parkway. But the move, which would cost $2.29 million, probably wouldn't be permanent. In another 10 years, Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth said, he'd like the communications center to move to a larger emergency services complex that would house the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, police dispatchers the Special Operations Team and other emergency services agencies.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
With the approach of Hurricane Isabel, Washington County has declared a state of emergency, effective immediately. The move follows the declaration by Governor Robert Ehrlich declaring a state of emergency statewide. The Department of Emergency Services is the designated lead agency to coordinate planning, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. All government and non-government resources were directed to cooperate and coordinate as necessary to save lives, reduce economic loss and minimize social dislocation.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | June 18, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County government has proposed a multimillion dollar facility that would consolidate several of the county's emergency services centers, county officials said Monday. Officials said the proposed building is necessary because the existing centers are outdated and have insufficient space. They also said a new facility would better protect Washington County residents. The proposed facility, which is being called the Emergency Operations Center, would house Washington County's Fire and Rescue Communications (911)
NEWS
February 17, 2001
Council suggests building a training facility Following are some of the suggestions of the Emergency Services Council contained in its report to the Washington County Commissioners: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Have the county buy property for a countywide training facility and then design and construct it. The cost of the multi-year project is estimated at $1.8 million. The council is not asking for it to happen until at least two years from now. The center could be used by fire and rescue companies and law enforcement agencies.
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