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 11, 2012
Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2012 awards to providers at Community Rescue Service, a 911 ambulance organization in Hagerstown. Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized providers for a recent emergency call that involved its services in partnership with emergency services in Franklin County, Pa. Frederick County, Md., providers also were recognized for their service on a separate call. The award recipients were Shawn Wieczorek, EMT-Basic; Justin Ruppenthal, paramedic; Robert Buck, paramedic; Alyssa Sica, EMT-Basic; and Billy Woods.
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 6, 2011
A workshop titled “Floods, Tornadoes and Blackouts — An All-Hazards Approach to Personal, Family and Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness” will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. Presenters will include Verna Brown, coordinator, Washington County Emergency Management; Mike Mowen, director of Emergency Services, Red Cross of Washington County; and Kyd Dieterich, Hagerstown Fire Department chief. The program is free and open to the public.
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.
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.