BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES
By Julio Mendez, Director York County 911
You never know when an emergency might arise. More than 234,000 calls were place to York County's 911 center last year. That equates to approximately one call for every two York County residents. It is fair to say most callers had no idea when they awoke in the morning they would be calling 911 later in the day. That's why it's important every member of our community prepare for emergencies before they happen. As part of that process, residents should ensure that they know certain information about the places where they spend the most time. Providing this information to 911 operators helps them help you.
You should know:
THE TOWNSHIP, BOROUGH OR CITY FROM WHICH YOU'RE CALLING
YOUR PHONE NUMBER
Many 911 calls come from homes and workplaces, so it's important to post this information prominently in those locations. In the confusion of an emergency, it can serve as a resource if you, a family member, visitor or co-worker needs to call 911. Parents should teach their children this information and regularly reinforce it, particularly after a move. It should also be emphasized with friends and older relatives. Of course, there are times when you or someone else might need to call and won't be able to provide a dispatcher with this information. That's not a problem. York County ahs one of the most advanced 911 systems in the nation. Our operators can trace your call to dispatch the appropriate team of responders. Any information you can provide helps ensure you get the best response possible.
Every member of the community is
encouraged to fill out an emergency card and post it in a prominent
location such as on a refrigerator, to ensure it's readily available
if you or someone else needs to call 911 from that location. These
cards are available in both English and Spanish. They can be printed
from the Internet at
http://www.ycdes.org/index.php/yc911/publiced or they are
also available through our Department of Emergency Services by calling
Township News for EMA
The Emergency Management Office is available for assistance to the Township residents in case of an EXTREME loss or event in the Township. We step in and help when a situation exists that is beyond the scope of the "normal", for example lengthy power outages, large scale disasters and any event that would be more extreme in nature than the police department and/or fire department would be able to handle on their own resources. Tornado and hurricanes, and wide-spread flooding would be another example.
There is a "Special Assistance Needs" form Special Assistance Needs.pdf to be completed. If there are any changes in household information of which the Township and EMA should be aware, please complete the updated information. These forms are the only way we have to be aware of serious medical conditions and provide the name and phone number for contact persons. Also, if there are property conditions of which the emergency services organizations should be aware, they should be listed on the form.
Please send the filled out form to the Township Office via mail, fax, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop off at the township office for forwarding to the EMA Coordinator.
Any resident interested in working with EMA, please contact the Township Office.
Jeri Jones is looking at a connection between the groundwater, rainfall
and the tremors. If you feel any tremors, please contact him as
you have in the past. Tracking these tremors is still important,
especially since he is correlating them with rainfall.
717-887-7103 or email him at email@example.com
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/ Fax: (717) 795-0604 | Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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