June 20, 2012
A church opened its doors Wednesday to become a cooling shelter for people who need to get out of the heat. The Community Grace Church, 17 N. Washington St., is receiving support from the Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services. The shelter will have cots, water and refreshments, according to a news release. Emergency services director David K. Donohue said the shelter will remain open until the period of exceptional heat and humidity ends, about three days.
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.
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.
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.
December 6, 2012
Tax bills across Franklin County, Pa., are going up in 2013. This week, the county commissioners approved a slight property tax increase to support library services. They also passed a preliminary budget that calls for a tax increase county officials say will cost the average homeowner $9. The commissioners have been reviewing a $112.9 million spending plan for all operations and services, with $42.7 million of that targeted for the fund that includes elected officials, probation, courts, the Day Reporting Center, the jail, elections and veterans affairs.
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.
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.