Dauphin County Department of Public Safety

Dauphin County Department of Public Safety Providing citizens with assistance across the total realm of emergency management This page is not monitored 24/7. Please dial 9-1-1 to report emergencies.

The Dauphin County Department of Public Safety (DPS), mandated by the Pennsylvania Emergency Ser...vice Code, 35 PA C.S.A., Appendix, Section 7101 et seq. The Department supplies training, guidance, resources, coordination and other assistance to the County’s underlying political subdivisions through their Local Emergency Management Coordinators. Additionally, the Department is responsible for com

The Dauphin County Department of Public Safety (DPS), mandated by the Pennsylvania Emergency Ser...vice Code, 35 PA C.S.A., Appendix, Section 7101 et seq. The Department supplies training, guidance, resources, coordination and other assistance to the County’s underlying political subdivisions through their Local Emergency Management Coordinators. Additionally, the Department is responsible for com

Operating as usual

We are loving the new design for Accredited Centers of Excellence (ACE) plaques from IAED! We are very proud to be the l...
09/14/2021

We are loving the new design for Accredited Centers of Excellence (ACE) plaques from IAED! We are very proud to be the longest accredited dual Medical and Fire ACE in the world, and our accreditation is only possible thanks to our dedicated staff who always Answer the Call.

International Academies of Emergency Dispatch - IAED

We are loving the new design for Accredited Centers of Excellence (ACE) plaques from IAED! We are very proud to be the longest accredited dual Medical and Fire ACE in the world, and our accreditation is only possible thanks to our dedicated staff who always Answer the Call.

International Academies of Emergency Dispatch - IAED

Showers and thunderstorms are forecasted in Dauphin County, PA through Thursday. Keep an eye on your favorite weather so...
08/16/2021

Showers and thunderstorms are forecasted in Dauphin County, PA
through Thursday.

Keep an eye on your favorite weather source and #TurnAroundDontDrown

Showers and thunderstorms are forecasted in Dauphin County, PA
through Thursday.

Keep an eye on your favorite weather source and #TurnAroundDontDrown

08/10/2021

We'll be conducting a national test in coordination with The Federal Communications Commission of the Emergency Alert System at 2:20 PM ET this Wednesday, August 11. The test will go to televisions & radios, while specially configured cell phones will receive an emergency alert test code message. #IPAWS

More info: fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/integrated-public-alert-warning-system

07/29/2021

All of Dauphin County is included in the Tornado Watch.

Looking for something fun and free to do on August 3? Find a National Night Out community event near you at the link bel...
07/29/2021

Looking for something fun and free to do on August 3? Find a National Night Out community event near you at the link below👇

Do you have plans for Tuesday, Aug. 3?
Find a National Night Out community event near you and meet your emergency responders for contests, food and fun!
The Dauphin County Commissioners will be making rounds throughout the evening.
A list of events, times and locations is HERE: https://bit.ly/3iaO5yN
Dauphin County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Nick Chimienti Jr. Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office Dauphin County Department of Public Safety Harrisburg PA Derry Township Police Department Highspire Fire Department Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Lower Paxton Township Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Middletown, Dauphin County, PA Swatara Police Department Susquehanna Township Police

Some of our team members joined the over 200 employees celebrating milestone employment anniversaries with Dauphin Count...
06/25/2021

Some of our team members joined the over 200 employees celebrating milestone employment anniversaries with Dauphin County today.

Thanks to our DPS employees!!

Keep an eye on your favorite weather source this afternoon & evening, there is a potential for severe weather.
06/21/2021

Keep an eye on your favorite weather source this afternoon & evening, there is a potential for severe weather.

Monday, June 21 @ 6:35 AM | Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop across central PA, mainly between noon and the first half of tonight. A few storms may be severe, with damaging winds the primary threat. Isolated large hail is also possible and a tornado can not be ruled out.

It's haying season...take the time to monitor hay temperatures! Want to know more? 👇
06/18/2021
Keeping an Eye on Stored Hay Temperatures

It's haying season...take the time to monitor hay temperatures! Want to know more? 👇

Take time to monitor hay temperatures in order to prevent a possible barn fire.

Join our team! Do you have experience with landline, VoIP, cellular, SMS and TTY 911 call flows and Next Generation 911 ...
05/25/2021
Telecommunications Systems Administrator

Join our team!

Do you have experience with landline, VoIP, cellular, SMS and TTY 911 call flows and Next Generation 911 Core Services?

Learn more about our Telecommunications Systems Administrator position at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dauphincounty/jobs/3085243/telecommunications-systems-administrator

 Dauphin County Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the position of Telecommunications Systems Administrator.  An employee in this position is responsible for the planning, design, administration, maintenance, documentation, training, and 24 X 7 technical support of the depa...

Thanks to our whole community partners for making this milestone possible! Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine? You can still...
05/14/2021

Thanks to our whole community partners for making this milestone possible!

Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine? You can still sign up for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at this site. Register at: vaccine.upmc.com

UPMC Pinnacle
American Red Cross
Team Rubicon - Northeast Territory
Susquehanna Conference Disaster Response
SCTF PIO / SCTF Medical Reserve Corps
LifeTeam EMS
Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 1 "The Uptown"
Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station #2- Kings Of The Hill
Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire
HACC's Harrisburg Campus
Emergency Health Services Federation
Derry Township Police Department
Dauphin County, PA

UPMC's 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose in Central Pa. happened this week at Dauphin County’s mass vaccination clinic.
Commissioner Hartwick stopped by to congratulate the many people making this clinic a HUGE success (and to hold Balloon No. 1!).
We are proud to partner with UPMC, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, and so many others to provide vaccine options to ALL of our communities.
Dauphin County Department of Public Safety Team Rubicon American Red Cross

As #NPSTW2021 draws to a close, join us in recognizing one more of our team members. Meet Matt, a veteran and 5 year mem...
04/17/2021

As #NPSTW2021 draws to a close, join us in recognizing one more of our team members. Meet Matt, a veteran and 5 year member of our staff. Thanks to all our team members, and remember, if you see them out and about to #thankadispatcher

As #NPSTW2021 draws to a close, join us in recognizing one more of our team members. Meet Matt, a veteran and 5 year member of our staff. Thanks to all our team members, and remember, if you see them out and about to #thankadispatcher

Last year, 11,467 total fire events were dispatched. Our professional team of Public Safety #telecommunicators made that...
04/17/2021

Last year, 11,467 total fire events were dispatched. Our professional team of Public Safety #telecommunicators made that possible.

#NPSTW2021

Last year, 11,467 total fire events were dispatched. Our professional team of Public Safety #telecommunicators made that possible.

#NPSTW2021

Our team works with all public safety disciplines, and last year dispatched 217,671 police and 51,587 EMS events. They'r...
04/16/2021

Our team works with all public safety disciplines, and last year dispatched 217,671 police and 51,587 EMS events. They're always here, and compassionate, even on your worst day #ThankADispatcher

#NPSTW2021

290,109 total events were dispatched in Dauphin County in 2020. Thanks to our #headsetheroes  for their hard work each a...
04/16/2021

290,109 total events were dispatched in Dauphin County in 2020. Thanks to our #headsetheroes for their hard work each and every day.

#IAM911 #NPSTW #thingoldline

290,109 total events were dispatched in Dauphin County in 2020. Thanks to our #headsetheroes for their hard work each and every day.

#IAM911 #NPSTW #thingoldline

Meet Public Safety #telecommunicator Kathy! Kathy earned not just 1, but 2 lifesaver awards when she provided CPR instru...
04/16/2021

Meet Public Safety #telecommunicator Kathy! Kathy earned not just 1, but 2 lifesaver awards when she provided CPR instructions to callers on December 30th & 31st, 2020. Regardless of the season, Kathy and her peers consistently provide reliable and compassionate service.

#NPSTW2021 #ThankADispatcher

Meet Public Safety #telecommunicator Kathy! Kathy earned not just 1, but 2 lifesaver awards when she provided CPR instructions to callers on December 30th & 31st, 2020. Regardless of the season, Kathy and her peers consistently provide reliable and compassionate service.

#NPSTW2021 #ThankADispatcher

We just received timely news of our re-accreditation. Dauphin County is the longest accredited dual Medical and Fire Acc...
04/15/2021

We just received timely news of our re-accreditation. Dauphin County is the longest accredited dual Medical and Fire Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) in the world. These are some of our team members who are trustworthy, respectful, and 100% committed to superior service & care.

Read more about IAED accreditation at the link - https://www.emergencydispatch.org/what-we-do/accreditation

We just received timely news of our re-accreditation. Dauphin County is the longest accredited dual Medical and Fire Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) in the world. These are some of our team members who are trustworthy, respectful, and 100% committed to superior service & care.

Read more about IAED accreditation at the link - https://www.emergencydispatch.org/what-we-do/accreditation

Help us #ThankADispatcher ! Just to answer a 911 call, our telecommunicators complete 11 weeks of a training academy, an...
04/15/2021

Help us #ThankADispatcher ! Just to answer a 911 call, our telecommunicators complete 11 weeks of a training academy, and 240 hours of On the Job Training (OJT). Levels of certification increase from there, with more training and more OJT. Rest assured the person who answers the call is well trained, and dedicated to their tradecraft.

#NPSTW2021

Help us #ThankADispatcher ! Just to answer a 911 call, our telecommunicators complete 11 weeks of a training academy, and 240 hours of On the Job Training (OJT). Levels of certification increase from there, with more training and more OJT. Rest assured the person who answers the call is well trained, and dedicated to their tradecraft.

#NPSTW2021

Join us in celebrating #FirstFirstResponder Justin, you may have seen him on the news last evening! Justin received both...
04/15/2021

Join us in celebrating #FirstFirstResponder Justin, you may have seen him on the news last evening! Justin received both the Stork and Lifesaver awards this year - meaning he helped a 911 caller through the birth of a child, and a different caller through providing CPR. You can count on Justin and his coworkers to always answer the call with calmness, empathy, reassurance and guidance.

#NPSTW2021 #HeadsetHero

Join us in celebrating #FirstFirstResponder Justin, you may have seen him on the news last evening! Justin received both the Stork and Lifesaver awards this year - meaning he helped a 911 caller through the birth of a child, and a different caller through providing CPR. You can count on Justin and his coworkers to always answer the call with calmness, empathy, reassurance and guidance.

#NPSTW2021 #HeadsetHero

Meet a few more of our telecommunicators! If you've called 911 during our busiest times, you may have spoken to one of t...
04/15/2021

Meet a few more of our telecommunicators! If you've called 911 during our busiest times, you may have spoken to one of these folks, or their coworkers. They are dedicated, hardworking, and always answer your call.

#ThinGoldLine #headsethero #NPSTW2021

Meet a few more of our telecommunicators! If you've called 911 during our busiest times, you may have spoken to one of these folks, or their coworkers. They are dedicated, hardworking, and always answer your call.

#ThinGoldLine #headsethero #NPSTW2021

Help us recognize one of our #HeadsetHeroes who works tirelessly to answer the call every time. Thanks to Jodi for her d...
04/14/2021

Help us recognize one of our #HeadsetHeroes who works tirelessly to answer the call every time. Thanks to Jodi for her dedication to our communities & citizens.

Keep watching for more #telecommunicator spotlights!

#publicsafety #IAM911 #NPSTW2021

Help us recognize one of our #HeadsetHeroes who works tirelessly to answer the call every time. Thanks to Jodi for her dedication to our communities & citizens.

Keep watching for more #telecommunicator spotlights!

#publicsafety #IAM911 #NPSTW2021

Dauphin County Telecommunicators helped deliver 6 babies this year - 3 boys and 3 girls.#NPSTW2021
04/13/2021

Dauphin County Telecommunicators helped deliver 6 babies this year - 3 boys and 3 girls.

#NPSTW2021

Dauphin County Telecommunicators helped deliver 6 babies this year - 3 boys and 3 girls.

#NPSTW2021

Have you ever wondered how many languages are spoken in Dauphin County? Our Telecommunicators answered 911 calls in 16 d...
04/12/2021

Have you ever wondered how many languages are spoken in Dauphin County? Our Telecommunicators answered 911 calls in 16 different languages in 2020.

#NPSTW2021

Have you ever wondered how many languages are spoken in Dauphin County? Our Telecommunicators answered 911 calls in 16 different languages in 2020.

#NPSTW2021

It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's a Public Safety Telecommunicator!! #NPSTW2021 started yesterday. We have a record b...
04/12/2021

It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's a Public Safety Telecommunicator!! #NPSTW2021 started yesterday.

We have a record breaking 17 lifesaver awards for the past year, which means Dauphin County telecommunicators coached 17 people through CPR, with positive outcomes. Watch our page this week to meet the shifts, and see a few of those professional, hardworking telecommunicators!

It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's a Public Safety Telecommunicator!! #NPSTW2021 started yesterday.

We have a record breaking 17 lifesaver awards for the past year, which means Dauphin County telecommunicators coached 17 people through CPR, with positive outcomes. Watch our page this week to meet the shifts, and see a few of those professional, hardworking telecommunicators!

It's been a tough year for everyone, including Public Safety Telecommunicators who have played such an essential role du...
04/08/2021

It's been a tough year for everyone, including Public Safety Telecommunicators who have played such an essential role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us next week for #NPSTW2021 to celebrate the #HeadsetHeroes who somehow get it all done with patience, compassion & a smile.

It's been a tough year for everyone, including Public Safety Telecommunicators who have played such an essential role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us next week for #NPSTW2021 to celebrate the #HeadsetHeroes who somehow get it all done with patience, compassion & a smile.

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03/24/2021

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03/21/2021

We will be hosting a press event with UPMC Monday, March 22 to announce a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.
Details will be provided on Monday, to include information on appointments, scheduling, and the partners involved in this collaborative effort.

The COVID-19 test site at Strawberry Square opens tomorrow, and runs through April 10th. Anyone ages 3+ can get a free C...
03/15/2021

The COVID-19 test site at Strawberry Square opens tomorrow, and runs through April 10th. Anyone ages 3+ can get a free COVID-19 test Tues-Fri between 9am-5pm, & Saturdays 10-5. No appt. needed.

If you don't have a phone/email to get results, talk to staff at the test site for options.

More details at - https://www.dauphincounty.org/news_detail_T14_R418.php

The COVID-19 test site at Strawberry Square opens tomorrow, and runs through April 10th. Anyone ages 3+ can get a free COVID-19 test Tues-Fri between 9am-5pm, & Saturdays 10-5. No appt. needed.

If you don't have a phone/email to get results, talk to staff at the test site for options.

More details at - https://www.dauphincounty.org/news_detail_T14_R418.php

03/12/2021

We are collaborating with state officials and community partners for a COVID testing clinic at Strawberry Square - beginning March 16.
The free clinic is open Tuesday-Saturday through April 10.
No pre-registration is needed.
Info HERE: http://bit.ly/3ewPXjT
Pennsylvania Department of Health

We're proud to be a Weather Ready Ambassador. Join us, and other #WeatherReadyNation members for an NWS lecture during F...
03/11/2021

We're proud to be a Weather Ready Ambassador. Join us, and other #WeatherReadyNation members for an NWS lecture during Flood Awareness Week! Don't forget to register.

Are you enthusiastic about building a Weather-Ready Nation? Join us for a lecture during Flood Awareness Week! This lecture will be "Flood Safety" where we will discuss what causes floods and how to stay safe. Links for registration are in the comments. Join us! Register below:

Registration Links:
Monday, March 22, at 7PM: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6920019834983037710
Wednesday, March 24, at 11AM: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7633099305084184078

9-1-1 telecommunicators teach us a lot about talk. This TEDx video shares the power of language and how it saves lives.D...
02/24/2021
What 911 Dispatchers Teach Us About Talk

9-1-1 telecommunicators teach us a lot about talk. This TEDx video shares the power of language and how it saves lives.

Do you think you have what it takes? We're hiring, apply and find out!

https://www.ted.com/talks/heidi_kevoe_feldman_what_911_dispatchers_teach_us_about_talk

Using the right words can save lives! Dr. Heidi Kevoe-Feldman, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern, uses conversation analysis to examine interactions in 911 emergency dispatch centers. In her talk, she makes it clear to the audience that minimal variations...

We're #hiring! 911 Telecommunicators respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and dispatch recommende...
02/23/2021
Job Opportunities | Dauphin County

We're #hiring! 911 Telecommunicators respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and dispatch recommended police, fire, emergency medical service (EMS) providers. This rewarding career field is ideal for a person with good communication skills and the ability to work under stressful conditions.
Benefits begin after successful completion of 90 day probation period.
Questions? Contact Marlin Castillo at 717-558-6800.

Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dauphincounty

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More winter weather expected to begin late tonight, and into Friday morning.
02/17/2021

More winter weather expected to begin late tonight, and into Friday morning.

Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:50 AM | A winter storm watch remains in effect for much of central PA for accumulating snow beginning late tonight and ending Fri morning. Expected amounts range from 2-4 inches in the northwest to 6-9 inches in the southeast. Snow may be heavy at times tomorrow, mainly south of I-80

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911 Gibson Blvd
Steelton, PA
17113

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(717) 558-6800

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