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NEWS
June 29, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- The Town of Clear Spring will be flushing fire hydrants through Friday, Town Clerk Juanita Grimm said. The work began Monday, she said. As a result of the hydrant flushing, residents could experience cloudy water.
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NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | June 9, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- Mother Nature wasn't cooperating with Bob Hockenbury last week as he completed painting the last of 29 fire hydrants in Clear Spring in between raindrops. The work has been part of Bob's Eagle Scout project. "It was one of several choices for my Eagle project," he said. A Boy Scout since he was 6, Bob is now a member of Troop 117. He said there are a lot of firefighters in his family, so making the choice was easy. "I also learned the hydrants in Clear Spring hadn't been pressure tested for a long time," Bob said.
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By KELLY MORENO | January 15, 2009
o "I am really, really, really beginning to worry. Due to the economy, I've been eating a lot of pet food, and it's really not all that bad. But anyway, I haven't been exactly feeling the greatest, and on top of all that, I came up behind my wife the other day when she was on the phone, and she was making an appointment at the vet's for me. So I don't know what's going on, but I want everybody to be thinking about me. " -- Sharpsburg You'll...
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By DON AINES | November 23, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The last step to becoming an Eagle Scout is a community service project and the one Taylor Lind came up with saved the taxpayers of Washington Township money. In the future, it could also help save lives and property. There are about 120 fire hydrants on the Washington Township Municipal Authority water system and they all looked alike until Lind, 17, assisted by other members of the Fairview Ward Varsity Boy Scouts Troop, color-coded about half of them by water pressure.
NEWS
November 16, 2008
Taylor Lind of Waynesboro, Pa., recently received an award on behalf of the Fairview Ward Varsity Boy Scout Troop from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. For his Eagle Scout project, Lind led other Scouts in painting, color-coding and numbering about half of the fire hydrants on the Washington Township Municipal Authority water system.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 15, 2008
SHARPSBURG - What began as a 4-H service project has branched out into a multipronged effort to improve emergency preparedness in Sharpsburg for 18-year-old Seth Marvil, who presented his work to the Sharpsburg Town Council this month. Marvil's efforts over the past year have included creating digital maps for emergency responders, surveying officials about the town's emergency preparedness tools, handing out emergency survival kits to seniors and even completing Citizen Emergency Response Training so he is prepared to assist rescue crews in an emergency.
NEWS
May 31, 2008
The City of Hagerstown will flush fire hydrants from June 2 to 20 in the following areas: · Greencastle Pike from Williamsport to Cearfoss and Cindy Lane · National Pike and West Washington Street from Huyetts Crossroads to Hump Road · Interstate 70/81 Industrial Park · Cedar Lawn · Highland Manor · Washington County Business Park · Hopewell Road · Broadfording ...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 24, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - They're not just painting the towns red, but also orange, green and light blue. A new system of color-coding fire hydrants will give emergency responders an idea of the pressure waiting inside the devices when they arrive to fight a fire, according to representatives of the three agencies involved in the hydrant testing, flushing and painting process. Several hydrants have been tested as an experiment, but the full efforts will come in May for the Washington Township Supervisors, Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue Squad and Washington Township Municipal Authority.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | April 10, 2007
Eagle Scout candidate outlines hydrant plan CLEAR SPRING - In his quest to become an Eagle Scout, Robert Hockenbury is hoping to make the residents of Clear Spring a little safer. Coordinating his Scout work with the Clear Spring Fire Department, Hockenbury plans to oversee pressure testing of the town's 29 fire hydrants - something he said hasn't been done since 1983. "I will also be tagging and mapping the location of the hydrants and then painting them," Hockenbury said.
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