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Franklin County Department of Emergency Services has received accreditation from the PA Department of Health as a continuing education sponsor  Certificate

Link to the Damage Assessment Forms

 Franklin County Basic Emergency Operations Plan

Traffic Control Safety Checklist/Worksheet 

 Franklin County DES Command Trailer was used at the scene of the body recovery in Chambersburg  Press Release

 PEMA Directive - Radiological Instructor Classification System and Code of Professionalism

  PEMA Directive - Instructor Classification System and Code of Professionalism

  PEMA - Training and Test Authorization Requests

  PEMA- Emergency Management Training and Education

  PEMA Directive - Comprehensive Exercise Program

  PEMA Directive - Requirements for the Preparation of the Annual County Report on Hazardous Material Emergency  Response Preparedness

Pennsylvania Evacuation Planning & Implementation Guidebook

Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

  RACES Operational Plan

View the department's Strategic Plan and Semi-annual report


Franklin County Designated as Storm Ready Community


The National Weather Service has designated Franklin County as a StormReady Community.  The designation required the County to develop, manage and present a variety of weather related programs which inform and educate the public regarding weather related emergencies.  Weather related emergencies accounted for 3 deaths, 82 injuries and over 57 million dollars in property damage in 2009.


The StormReady designation assessed Franklin County’s capabilities in several areas, including communications, public outreach and education, and the County’s preparedness efforts. 


A dedication presentation by the Franklin County Commission took place on Wednesday September 22 at 8:45 a.m., at the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services Emergency Operations and Communications Facility. 


Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for providing a comprehensive emergency management system in Franklin County.  Emergency Management coordinates activities through four phases of emergency/disaster that can be natural, man-made, terrorist, hazardous material, chemical or technological in nature.





To contact us:

Franklin County Department of Emergency Services
390 New York Ave
Chambersburg PA  17201
Phone:  717-264-2813
Fax:  717-267-2813

Emergency Management Coordinator
David Donohue