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Lancaster County Earthquake

On April 23rd 2017, an earthquake occurred 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) East, Southeast of Millersville, Pa in Lancaster County. It was a magnitude 2.3 earthquake and was 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) deep. No injuries were reported and there was no damage done to structures. It did create hundreds of calls to the 911 center in Lancaster County and surrounding areas. Below we have a shake map of who felt the earthquake. Hundreds of small earthquakes happen every day but we do not feel most of them. For more details and maps, please visit the link below: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60134206#executive From the...

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Firehouse 811 Campaign

Help Pennsylvania One Call System promote safe digging. Let your local fire department know to promote safe digging with the Firehouse 811 Campaign and be entered for a chance to win $500.00 All they have to do is create a safety message on their marquee, take a picture of it, and send it to contact@pa1call.org with their department contact information. 2017 Entries will be accepted March 1st through November 9th. Pennsylvania 811 will promote all entries on their Twitter and Facebook pages! There will be a new winner every second Friday of the month from May through November. One...

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Telecommunicators Week 2017

April 9-15th 2017 is  National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2017. Next time you see a public safety telecommunicator; thank them for their service. The next call you make may be to one of them. Thank-you to all of the dedicated public safety telecommunicators from the staff at What’s Going On In The Lehigh...

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Vanpool Service Begins May 2017

The Wolf administration has expanded its Vanpool service for workers to assist disabled Americans. “Transportation to and from work could be a deciding factor whether someone is able to work or not.” stated Govenor Wolf. ADA-accessible vanpools will be eligible for a monthly subsidy of $1200.00 per van and also $400.00 per month subsidy after the 3rd year. Approved vanpools will be offered an initial 50% cost incentive; up to $800.00 per vanpool a month based ont he van size and that it is phased out over 3 years for non-ADA accessible vanpools. To qualify, you must be a...

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Spring Has Sprung

At officially 6:29am Eastern Daylight Time the vernal equinox marks the official start of spring. Enjoy the lovely day of full sun and temperatures in the upper 40s. This does not mean we cannot get snow anymore. Some years we have had snow well into April. Photo Credit: National Weather Service – New York,...

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