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Franklin County Department of Emergency Services has begun a voluntary program collecting information on citizens with functional needs - Information will be used during a disaster  Press Release      Functional Needs Information Form    Versión en español/Formulario para Servicios a Necesidades Especiales

USFA released 2 Fire Fighter Fatalities: Boise, Idaho   Green Bay, Wisconsin

Coffee Break Training:  Commercial Cooking:  Hood Plenum Fire Protection     Hazardous Materials:  Flame Arrestors

USFA released 8 Fire Fighter Fatalities:  Memphis, Tennessee    Rhinelander, Wisconsin   Williamsburg, Ohio   Jasper, Alabama  Arlington, Virginia   Williamsburg, Ohio   North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania  Beachwood, New Jersey  

Press Release 5/27/2015 for Pennsylvania Dept of Insurance

USFA released a Fire Fighter Fatality: Claremore, Oklahoma

Coffee Break Training:  Understanding Geospatial Information:  Reading Imagery - Part I   Part 2      Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 

Coffee Break Training:  Commercial Cooking

FEMA External Affairs Bulletin:  May 18th, 2015

CDC:  Lyme Disease

U.S. Fire Administration:  Statistical report on the U.S. fire problems

National Weather Service:  weather glossary

American Red Cross:  The Pillowcase Project

Great Shake Out  Earthquake drills  Make a Plan for evacuation    Build a Kit     sign up for ebriefs

America's PrepareAthon:  took place on April 30th, 2015

USFA released a Fire Fighter Fatality:   Washington, District of Columbia

FEMA External Affairs Bulletin:  May 4th, 2015   May 11, 2015  Preparedness Planning for your business

Coffee Break Training:  Storage Practices:  Charging Electric Powered Industrial Trucks

USFA released 6 Fire Fighter Fatalities:   Conway Springs, Kansas  Pine Grove, Pennsylvania     Jackson, Tennessee   St. Charles, Missouri    Swainsboro, Georgia  Poughkeepsie, New York

Coffee Break Training:  Portable Fire Extinguishers:  Extinguishing Agent Selection for Use Around Aircraft  

U. S. Fire Administration:  Statistical reports on the U. S. fire problems

FEMA External Affairs Bulletin:  April 20th, 2015 

FEMA:  Private Sector

USFA released 2 Fire Fighter Fatalities:   Dakota City, Nebraska    Wrightsville, Pennsylvania

NFIRSGram:  calculating fire cost

Today April 14, 2015  the Franklin County Commissioners recognized this week as National Telecommunicators Week.    Press Release

 USFA released 5 Fire Fighter Fatalities:  Jackson, Mississippi    Jackson, Mississippi     Levittown, Pennsylvania    Valley Springs, South Dakota       Sacramento, California

Coffee Break Training:   Patient Transportation Unit Leader or Group Supervisor

FEMA External Affairs Bulletin:   April 6, 2015

Coffee Break Training:  Administration:  Preparing for an Insurance Service Office Visit   Part 1       Part 2    Part 3

Disaster Preparedness & Your Supply Chain training See Attached

USFA released 2 Fire Fighter Fatalities:  Cincinnati, Ohio    Somerville, New Jersey

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Urges Property Owners to Consider Flood Insurance& Provides Tips to Cut Premiums   Press Release

PEMA Courses  See brochure  G-775 May 4-5 and L-146 May 6-7

PEMA Courses See brochure  ICS-300 & ICS-400

Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the ICS:  Treatment Dispatch Manager

Coffee Break Training:  Administration Intro to Building Code Effectiveness Grade Schedule   Part 1  Part 2

Coffee Break Training: Public Protection Classifications for Individuals Prop.  Part 1  Part 2

6 Tips to Prepare for Blackouts

FEMA External Affairs bulletin March 9, 2015  March 30, 2015

USFA released 3 Fire Fighter Fatalities:  Clearfield, PA    Allen, Kentucky   Ashland, Mississippi

Coffee Break Training: Responder Health and Safety

Coffee Break Training:  Administration: Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification Class 9

SBA Webinar:  Protect your Business from Spring Weather Threats   March 10, 2015 2pm

New Topical Fire Report: Fire Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2010-2012)

Coffee Break Training:  Training Programs and Tips: The Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation Model

Coffee Break Training:  Emergency Medical Services:  Medical Components of the Incident Command System: Treatment Unit Leader    Ready 2015

FEMA National Seasonal Preparedness 2015 Calendar   Severe Weather

Ready.Gov:  Get Tech Ready  Emergency Alerts


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Do you have an unlisted phone number and want to receive emergency information calls?  Or would you prefer to receive the messages on your cell phone?  If so, sign up by clicking the South Central Alert button at the top left of the page.  Currently the system is based on white page listings and voluntary sign ups.  Your information will not be distributed!  Future phone messages through this system will use the following phone number, which will show up as the Caller ID:  717-217-4180.  You can also prioritize which number gets called first during self registration.  


Training documents and other information that may be helpful to those using the digital radios can be found on the Radio page.


Do you have a scanner you want to reprogram to the new county frequencies?  An analog scanner can still pick up the fire dispatch channel, but you will need a digital trunked scanner to listen to everything else.  Frequency list


ICS forms have been updated.  Go to the FEMA website to download click here.    EMI / FEMA ICS Job Aids


Are you or your family at risk if disaster strikes?  Find out by answering ten simple questions.  If you are at risk, you can fill out a couple pages of information so you will be prepared.  All this can be found on the CERT page. 



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Vial of Life Project

We proudly offer Vial of Life decals to our community for free. We feel that the Vial of Life Project is a most important program for protecting seniors and others in need.

We would like to thank American Senior Safety Medical Alarm Systems for donating these kits to our organization.