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October 29, 2012
Following are some emergency contact numbers for our area. City of Hagerstown: Residents who need to report a nonemergency incident may call 301-791-2544. This is a general phone number staffed by city employees and available to citizens to use in the event of tree damage, flooding problems, traffic signal outages, or other issues that are non-life-threatening. To report a power outage, call 301-790-2600. In the event of an emergency, call 911. Washington County Emergency Operations Center (administrative phone number)
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October 14, 2012
'Bearing Witness' series to return to Trinity United Church of Christ WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Trinity United Church of Christ, at 30 W. North St. in Waynesboro, announced the return of the four-part series, “Bearing Witness.” It will begin Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in the church's Harbaugh Hall with the presentation of the film “After Innocence.” “After Innocence” tells the story of the exonerated - innocent men wrongfully convicted...
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Local law enforcement officials will be honored during this year's “Remembrance in the Park” ceremony at Hagerstown's City Park on Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a city news release. Hagerstown, Washington County and state law enforcement, emergency services personnel, military members, elected officials and the public are invited to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, at the ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. Trees will be planted in memory of four Maryland State Police personnel who were killed in the line of duty, including Officer Clinton Rhodes (Jan.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services is seeking local businesses affected by a tractor-trailer fire Thursday that closed Interstate 81 in Dauphin County, Pa., for several days. Due to the crash and fire last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett declared a state of disaster. He is consulting with the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if there is a need for a federal declaration, according to a news release. If a federal declaration is made, there might be federal funds available to offset uninsured business losses due to the incident.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
As teenage athletes left Chambersburg Area Middle School North on Wednesday evening, firetrucks and other emergency vehicles descended on the parking lot for a drill related to an mock attack at a nuclear power plant. Emergency services officials planned to set up decontamination tents and assess potential shelter operations related to a disaster at the Three Mile Island plant south of Harrisburg, Pa. Evacuees from the Steelton area near the plant are supposed to head to Chambersburg, Pa., if the worst happens.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2013
Donations, including a $240,000 pledge from Chambersburg Hospital, are allowing the Chambersburg Emergency Services Department to expand its fleet of ambulances. The borough will be buying a third ambulance, with plans that two of those ambulances will be available for calls during peak times. Currently, it operates one ambulance each day. The department is required to keep one ambulance in reserve, plus one of them is typically undergoing maintenance on any given day, Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill said Monday.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 5, 2003
Emergency responders from around Washington County who gathered at a meeting last month to review their performance during an October Environmental Protection Agency drill said they needed more training and more new gear. And thanks to more than $150,000 in grant money, two county-based groups will have some of their equipment needs met. Through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the Funkstown fire company will receive $97,983 and emergency services will receive $56,193.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 29, 2012
Local residents can now sign up for an alert system that allows them to be notified by authorities about emergencies like crimes, severe weather, unexpected road closures, or evacuations of buildings and neighborhoods. People who sign up for the alert system can designate how they would like alerts to be sent to them, such as by cellphone, business or home phone, email, text messages or devices for the hearing impaired, according to the Washington County Division of Emergency Services' website at www.washco-md.net/EmergencyServices/index.shtm.
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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 C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 18, 2013
Washington County soon will be hiring someone for a new position within its Division of Emergency Services. The county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed modification of the currently vacant emergency services coordinator job to create the position of assistant director of emergency medical services operations. The now-approved position change will include a pay raise from the county's Grade 12 level to a Grade 14, which coincides with the increased duties and responsibilities the former position accrued since the county took it over in 2006 from the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, according to emergency services Director Kevin Lewis.
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