Swatara Township EMA

Swatara Township EMA Swatara Township EMA Our agency is in operations whenever the township is in need of our services. We are staffed by many dedicated public safety professionals that are here to give of their time, talent, and dedication to the residents and visitors of Swatara Township.
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Operating as usual

10/17/2020

Frost Advisory issued October 17 at 12:25PM EDT until October 18 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS State College
...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EDT SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 35 will result in frost formation.
* WHERE...Franklin, Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Adams, York and Lancaster Counties.
* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 9 AM EDT Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th.  This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen.
10/09/2020

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th. This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen.

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th.  This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen.  Do yo...
10/09/2020
Emergency Escape Plan – Home & Fire Emergency Escape Plan

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th. This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen. Do you have a home escape plan? Did you know home escape plans can be used for more then just fires? The following link provide helpful tips and even a downloadable worksheet to help you create and emergency escape plan!
https://www.firstalert.com/community/safety-corner/escape-plan/

In the event of a home safety emergency, every second counts. It’s important to plan & practice escape routes with the entire family.

10/08/2020

CENTRAL DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Ref - BUS TRANSPORTATION

FYI,
Email just received:

Dear Parents and Guardians,
I write to let you know that the Central Dauphin School District cannot offer transportation to students from Friday, October 9, 2020 through Friday, October 16, 2020.

BACKGROUND
Today, October 8, 2020, we were notified that a District transportation contractor tested positive for COVID-19. Although this contractor was not present in any District school building, this person performs an essential job that impacts our provision of transportation services.

We have engaged in tracing this individual’s exposure both to students and to other employees within the District. As a result, over ten individuals in our transportation function will be affected.
This contractor, prior to exhibiting symptoms, may have had close contact with a limited number of staff and students. Adults and students who were specifically identified as having close contact (less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or greater) with this individual are being personally notified.

If you have not received a personal notification, then we have no present basis to conclude that your student was in close contact as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Shared common spaces and equipment the individual used are immediately being cleaned and sanitized. The District will follow the CDC guidelines to limit further spread and maintain a safe learning environment.

It is recommended that you consult and follow the advice of your healthcare providers or public health department if your child experiences any symptoms of COVID-19.
NO DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION FROM OCTOBER 9 – 16, 2020
As a result of this situation, the District will not be offering transportation to students from Friday, October 9, 2020, through Friday, October 16, 2020. To the extent possible, students should proceed with their regular schedules.

The District intends to move forward with returning elementary students to in-person instruction on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. All students are required to continue to participate in learning, either remote or in-person, unless unable due to illness or absence excused under school board policy.

Guardians are encouraged to transport their children to and from school on the days they are scheduled to be in-person. If guardians are unable to provide transportation, students should work remotely. The District will resume regular student transportation on Monday, October 19, 2020.

While we understand that the lack of bussing is not ideal for anyone, it is the safest approach for our students and staff. Unfortunately, under the unique circumstances of the current situation caused by COVID-19, we cannot continue to provide safe and responsible transportation services until Monday, October 19, 2020.

We simply cannot put our students and staff at risk. The safety and health of the Central Dauphin School District students, staff and community remains our top priority. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.

Sincerely,
Norm
Norman J. Miller, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Central Dauphin School District

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th.  This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen.
10/07/2020

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th. This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen.

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th.  This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen. https:...
10/07/2020
Placement of Smoke Detectors - Best Smoke Alarms | Kidde Home Safety

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th. This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen. https://www.kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/fire-safety/placement-of-smoke-alarms/ is a great resource for learning placement of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers in your house.

Looking for the best smoke detectors? Learn where to place smoke detectors, learn about types of fire and smoke detectors types, then choose the best smoke detector.

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th.  This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen. Unatte...
10/06/2020

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th. This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. It is important to stay in the kitchen anytime your cooking food. Keeping a lid nearby is also helpful. If your food would happen to catch fire, If its safe to do so you can carefully place the lid on the pan and smother the flames. Don't be afraid to call 911. Swatara Fire-Rescue is ready 24/7 to ensure you are safe.

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th.  This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen.  Cooki...
10/06/2020
Sparky School House - Teach Fire Safety. Save lives.

National Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th- October 10th. This years theme is fire safety in the kitchen. Cooking fires are #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. https://sparkyschoolhouse.org/ is a great resource that has videos and activities about fire safety for your kids.

The NFPA and Sparky provide resources for teaching fire safety including apps, videos, lesson plans and activities.

09/21/2020

Frost Advisory issued September 21 at 1:35PM EDT until September 22 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS State College

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY...
* WHAT...Temperatures in the lower to middle 30s will result in frost formation.
* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.
* WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

09/20/2020

Frost Advisory issued September 20 at 11:59AM EDT until September 21 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS State College

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM EDT MONDAY...
* WHAT...Temperatures in the low to mid 30s will result in frost formation.
* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.
* WHEN...From 1 AM to 9 AM EDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

09/16/2020

From the Central Dauphin School District Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, September 14th.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last evening, the school board of the Central Dauphin School District decided to pursue a full return to in-person
instruction, with a tentative return date of October 13, 2020.
We understand, however, that some families may still be reluctant to return to the buildings full time therefore,
we continue to offer families the choice of returning to in-person instruction or continuing with online learning.
We believe this will enable each one of our students to get the high-quality education that they deserve. Please
follow the directions below based on your family’s choice of instruction -

My Student is in hybrid, but I want my student to go to CORE (effective start date October 13, 2020):
• Complete the attached application (found on Central Dauphin School District Website) for each student that attends CDSD by September 21, 2020
• Parent/guardian signature required for change to take place
• You will be contacted by your child’s school with confirmation of CORE classroom assignment

My Student is currently in CORE and I want my student to stay in CORE:
• Do not complete the application
• Your student will remain in CORE

My Student is in CORE and I want them to return to full in-person instruction:
• Contact your child’s school

My Student is in hybrid and I want them to return to full 5 days in-person instruction:
• Do nothing – More information to come
IMPORTANT NOTE: The current hybrid model has always been intended as a stepping stone for our District. Our
goal and preference has always been to return safely and responsibly to in-person instruction.

There are many criteria for doing so safely, including: Assessing whether a partial return in a hybrid form would
result in a COVID-19 outbreak in one of our buildings. So far, it has not.
1. Learning as a student body, staff and community how to teach in-person with the new health and safety
protocols. With everyone’s assistance, we have done so.
2. Stabilizing the beginning of school including transportation, food service and new registrations, all of
which change in the first two weeks of school and affect the delivery of services. Those things have
stabilized.
3. Having the ability to test and trace students and staff if someone did get sick.
That ability is coming online now.
4. Giving people sufficient notice of a change in teaching because even the smallest change affects
the plans of families across our community.
5. Knowing how many students will be coming back into the buildings before we reopen. Some are under
the impression that current smaller class sizes will remain constant even if we return to in-person
instruction. We have to assume that this is not so and we further have to assume that density in
classrooms will increase. We have to be able to plan for this before students return.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your student's building principal.

Starting Sunday September 13th and continuing to Friday September 18th from 9 PM to 6 AM, Interstate 83 South will be cl...
09/12/2020

Starting Sunday September 13th and continuing to Friday September 18th from 9 PM to 6 AM, Interstate 83 South will be closed at exit 47(Derry St). Traffic will be detoured at Exit 47 onto Eisenhower Blvd. The nightly closure is for crews to make repairs that occurred from an auto accident several weeks ago.

Swatara Township
09/12/2020

Swatara Township

Chicken BBQ Saturday September 12, 2020 at the Swatara Township Building (in the Front).

The Chicken BBQ sales start at Noon until Sold Out
Saturday, September 12th
Drive thru or Curbside Pick up only...No eating on site.

1/2 Chicken, applesauce, Macaroni and cheese, roll/butter and a cookie
$10...proceeds benefit the...
Swatara Township Police K9 Fund

Signs support the Swatara Township Police will be on sale for $15...proceeds benefit the Swatara Township Police K9 Fund

Location:
Swatara Township Administration Building
599 Eisenhower Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Thank You for Your Support!

Swatara Township
09/11/2020

Swatara Township

Chicken BBQ Saturday September 12, 2020 at the Swatara Township Building (in the Front).

The Chicken BBQ sales start at Noon until Sold Out
Saturday, September 12th
Drive thru or Curbside Pick up only...No eating on site.

1/2 Chicken, applesauce, Macaroni and cheese, roll/butter and a cookie
$10...proceeds benefit the...
Swatara Township Police K9 Fund

Signs support the Swatara Township Police will be on sale for $15...proceeds benefit the Swatara Township Police K9 Fund

Location:
Swatara Township Administration Building
599 Eisenhower Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Thank You for Your Support!

Happy Labor Day, please remember those that are working today so that others may be off to enjoy the day.  Those in the ...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day, please remember those that are working today so that others may be off to enjoy the day. Those in the military, public safety, medical field, and many others, Thank You for your Service!

***UPDATE*** The Tornado Watch has been cancelled!A Tornado Watch has been issued until 10 PM this evening.  We will upd...
09/03/2020

***UPDATE*** The Tornado Watch has been cancelled!

A Tornado Watch has been issued until 10 PM this evening. We will update you if we get any new information.

NEWS POST: SWATARA POLICE K-9 FUNDRAISER SET FOR TOMORROW
09/03/2020
NEWS POST: SWATARA POLICE K-9 FUNDRAISER SET FOR TOMORROW

NEWS POST: SWATARA POLICE K-9 FUNDRAISER SET FOR TOMORROW

The Swatara Police Department is teaming up with Texas Roadhouse again for a fundraising event involving our K-9 Unit. This fundraising event is taking place tomorrow (9/3/20) from 3pm to 8pm at the Texas Roadhouse off of Union Deposit Road.

A line of severe storms is on the way!  There is currently a TORNADO WARNING for Cumberland County.  Please tune into yo...
08/28/2020

A line of severe storms is on the way! There is currently a TORNADO WARNING for Cumberland County. Please tune into your local news for more information.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued August 28 at 1:​34​PM EDT until August 28 at 8:​00​PM EDT by NWS Storm Prediction Center

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 464 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS PA . PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAMS BEDFORD BERKS BUCKS CHESTER COLUMBIA CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN DELAWARE FRANKLIN FULTON HUNTINGDON JUNIATA LANCASTER LEBANON LEHIGH MIFFLIN MONTGOMERY MONTOUR NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY PHILADELPHIA SCHUYLKILL SNYDER YORK

Swatara Twp EMA along with other local and state officials are monitoring Hurricane Laura.  The remnants may effect our ...
08/26/2020

Swatara Twp EMA along with other local and state officials are monitoring Hurricane Laura. The remnants may effect our weather this weekend. Please continue to keep and eye on the sky for the potential of severe weather tonight as well.

08/25/2020

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued August 25 at 3:19PM EDT until August 25 at 9:00PM EDT by NWS State College

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 449 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 22 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ADAMS BEDFORD BLAIR CAMBRIA COLUMBIA CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN FRANKLIN FULTON HUNTINGDON JUNIATA LANCASTER LEBANON MIFFLIN MONTOUR NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY SCHUYLKILL SNYDER SOMERSET UNION YORK THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALTOONA, BEDFORD, BERWICK, BLOOMSBURG, CARLISLE, CHAMBERSBURG, DANVILLE, GETTYSBURG, HARRISBURG, HERSHEY, HUNTINGDON, JOHNSTOWN, LANCASTER, LEBANON, LEWISBURG, LEWISTOWN, MCCONNELLSBURG, MIFFLINTOWN, MOUNT UNION, NEWPORT, POTTSVILLE, SELINSGROVE, SHAMOKIN, SOMERSET, SUNBURY, WAYNESBORO, AND YORK.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 900 tonight. Luckily as elementary schools are...
08/25/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 900 tonight. Luckily as elementary schools are letting out it appears that we may only see a very quick shower.

08/12/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2020

Department of Health Provides Alternative Distribution Methods of Free Potassium Iodide Tablets during COVID-19 Mitigation

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that in lieu of in-person free potassium iodide, or KI, tablet distribution the department has provided in previous years, the tablets are available to all Pennsylvanians who live or work within 10 miles of the state’s five nuclear power plants by calling the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH or at county and municipal health departments or state health centers.
“Emergency preparedness is an important aspect of public health and having potassium iodide tablets for residents who live or work within 10 miles of a nuclear facility is an essential preparedness action in the case of a radiological emergency,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “However, with continuing to efforts to limit indoor gatherings, we want Pennsylvanians to know about alternative ways to obtain these tablets.”
KI helps protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine and can be taken by anyone, if they are not allergic to it. It is safe for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, people on thyroid medication, children and infants. Individuals who are unsure if they should take potassium iodide should ask a health care provider first.
“It’s important to remember potassium iodide should only be taken when instructed to by state health officials or the governor, and it is not a substitute for evacuation in the case of a radiological emergency at one of Pennsylvania’s nuclear facilities,” Dr. Levine said.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Tom Wolf’s and Sec. Levine’s Targeted Mitigation Order limiting indoor gatherings to 25 people, the decision was made to cancel the KI distribution events for 2020. KI tablets are still recommended for people living and working within 10 miles of the Three Mile Island Generating Station, which closed in September 2019.
Individuals requesting KI tablets may do so for other family members or those who are unable to get the tablets on their own. School districts and employers within a 10-mile radius can also arrange to obtain their supply of KI tablets from the department.
Information sheets explaining how many KI tablets should be taken, when to take the tablets, and how to store them are provided with the packages. Health nurses can answer questions about the process over the phone as well.
The state’s five nuclear facilities are closely regulated, secure and well-maintained. The facilities are: Beaver Valley Power Station; Limerick Generating Station; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station; Susquehanna Steam Electric Station; and recently closed Three Mile Island Generating Station.
Additional information on potassium iodide (KI) tablets and nuclear power plant safety can be found on the Department of Health’s website at health.pa.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
MEDIA CONTACT: Nate Wardle, 717-787-1783 or [email protected]
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We are always looking for more volunteers willing to spend some time and dedication to make our team work successfully during disasters that impact our township. Some of these disasters include but are not limited to : Nuclear incidents/drills, snow storms, floods, ice storms, wind storms, large fires, major traffic accidents and large gas leaks/spills.

Training is done at our agency and in the local area at the Dauphin County Department of Public Safety, PEMA and FEMA offices. However most hands on learning.

If interested in joining our organization, please contact Craig E. Powers, EMA Director at [email protected].

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