October 27, 2012
On Saturday, Franklin County, Pa., government officials declared a state of emergency to position them to be able to make quick repairs and to buy supplies, according to Dave Donohue, director of emergency services. "We do want to encourage citizens to be prepared, including making a plan and having their emergency supplies kit," Donohue wrote in an email. A emergency services drill planned in Shippensurg, Pa., tonight was expected to go on as scheduled. Donohue warned of 5 to 8 inches of rain, wind and possible tornado activity.
July 1, 2011
Police were responding to a motorcycle accident in Greencastle at 6:50 a.m. Friday, a supervisor for Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services said. The accident happened on West Walter Avenue just west of North Antrim Way (U.S. 11).
December 3, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- From Three Mile Island and the first days of 911 service through the changes brought about by the 9/11 attacks, Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher was an integral part of the public safety system. Flasher, 52, of Chambersburg, died Wednesday morning after an illness of several months. "He's seen a lot and absolutely done a lot. He's an icon of public safety in Franklin County," said County Communications Coordinator Bryan Stevenson, who worked with Flasher for more than 20 years.
June 25, 2012
With their mother in no shape for visitors and an outpouring of support for her and her family, Brittany Heller and Terry Doyle put Brigitte Heller's emergency services truck in her Sharpsburg Pike front yard on Sunday to give people another outlet to express their support and thoughts, Doyle said. People continued to stop by the vehicle, about seven miles south of Hagerstown, to gather, talk, hug and cry on Monday. “My mom worked all the time, and as sick as she is and everything, no one could really visit her at the hospital,” said Doyle, 32. Brigitte Heller, 51, is a Washington County emergency medical services coordinator who trains the county's volunteer emergency services crews.
March 14, 2012
Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services resonds to incidents The following incidents were reported Tuesday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: At 8:45 a.m., a traffic accident was reported in the 3000 block of Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township. At 11:30 a.m., a brush fire was reported in the 11500 block of Nicole Drive in Antrim Township. At 12:12 p.m., a brush fire was reported in the 10800 block of Path Valley Road in Metal Township.
May 11, 2012
A person who was reported missing on the Appalachian Trail at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday was found uninjured following a brief search, Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services said. The Blue Ridge Fire Department was called at 9:34 p.m. to help search for a missing person on the Appalachian Trail between Washington County, Md., and Old Route 16 Street near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., according to an emergency services news release. Rescue workers were able to communicate with the man through a cellphone and were still trying to reach him at 11 p.m., a Washington County 911 spokeswoman said.
August 26, 2011
Franklin County Emegency Services report The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: Thursday At 10:11 p.m., wires were down in the 6600 block of Tippets Drive in Montgomery Township. Friday At 5:10 a.m., wires down at the intersection of Midvale Road and Buchanan Trail East.
July 10, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Department of Emergency Services reported a power outage on Lincoln Way East (U.S. 30) from Interstate 81 eastward to the area of the Walmart store Saturday at 11:17 a.m.. The outage affected traffic signals in the area, but power was restored at 1:03 p.m.
June 22, 2011
The Marion Fire Department and other departments responded to a reported building fire in the 4500 block of Molly Pitcher Highway (U.S. 11) at 6:19 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services. The fire turned out to be a controllled burn, authorities said.