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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Nine-year-old Ty Ambush said he was ready to tackle any emergency with the safety tips he learned Tuesday during Preparedness in the Park at Hagerstown City Park. Ty and dozens of other pupils from St. Mary's Catholic School received flashlights, whistles and other safety-oriented items that organizers passed out at the event to teach children the importance of being prepared during a natural or man-made disaster. “They gave us all this real cool stuff,” Ty said. “I'll probably end up using it if I'm in an emergency.” Kevin Lewis, director of Washington County Emergency Services, said Preparedness in the Park was part of National Preparedness Month, which was set up after the terrorist attacks on Sept.
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by TARA REILLY | July 1, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Following the advice of President Bush, the Washington County Commissioners and the City of Hagerstown are coordinating a drive to boost the number of volunteers in the fire, rescue and health care fields and to teach residents how to prepare for emergencies. The first Citizens Emergency Preparedness Day will be held Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maugansville Volunteer Fire Co. Washington County Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth said Sunday the event came about in response to Bush's call for more volunteers in wake of the Sept.
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by KAREN HANNA | April 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Whether fire or flood, or the dark of night, that comes with a power outage, one student in a citizens' emergency response class said Sunday she feels better prepared. "Most of the times when you talk about getting involved in the community, you're talking about building a park here or providing some sort of service, but this is protecting the community if it hits the fan," Cindy Garland said during the third day of a Community Emergency Response Training class.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | September 3, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donald Eshleman Jr. said he has been poring over stacks of disaster plans a few feet high since he took over as Franklin County's emergency management coordinator last month. The Greencastle, Pa., native brings years of experience in fire service and emergency preparedness to the position, which is essentially responsible for keeping Franklin County braced to handle any kind of disaster from chemical spills to terrorism to the current drought.
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July 20, 2009
Boy Scout Troop 14 in Smithsburg recently held its quarterly Court of Honor at Smithsburg Town Hall. Scoutmaster Roland Sorensen presented the following Scouts with awards: o Matt Cumblidge -- Emergency Preparedness Award, Emergency Preparedness, Disabilities Awareness and Public Health merit badges, Second Class Rank o Zack El-Mohandes -- Emergency Preparedness Award, Emergency Preparedness, Disabilities Awareness and Public Health merit...
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July 9, 2005
The following Web sites may be accessed for emergency preparedness information. www.ready.gov (Department of Homeland Security) www.fema.gov (Federal Emergency Management Agency) www.ncpc.org (National Crime Prevention Council)
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September 27, 2010
In observation of September as National Emergency Preparedness Month, the Washington County Emergency Management Office is partnering with Washington County Public Schools to distribute tote bags filled with preparedness materials and resources for elementary school teachers. Schools receiving the materials are Cascade, Conococheague, Fountaindale, Fountain Rock, Funkstown, Greenbrier, Hickory and Winter Street. The information teachers are receiving will serve a dual purpose.
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December 2, 2005
The Washington County Emergency Management Agency will hold two informational meetings for people interested in taking Community Emergency Response Training through Project Aware. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, meetings will be at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Washington County Health Department auditorium at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. CERT training is free and covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, special population needs, animals in disaster, light search and rescue and basic incident command.
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November 8, 2006
FUNKSTOWN - Emergency preparedness in the home and community will be the topic for the Funkstown Senior Citizens' meeting Monday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. Verna Brown, emergency management agency coordinator for Washington County, will be the presenter. The group meets in the fellowship hall of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funks-town. Guests are welcome.
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March 10, 2006
The Washington County Division of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Agency, recently graduated 25 volunteers who completed 20 hours of Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). The training, offered through Project Aware, is designed for volunteer citizens who have little or no experience. It covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, light search and rescue, special population needs, animals in disaster and basic incident command.
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