Dauphin County Department of Public Safety

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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

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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.

Photos from Dauphin County, PA's post
03/24/2021

Photos from Dauphin County, PA's post

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

Timeline Photos
02/06/2021

Timeline Photos

06 FEB 2021 @ 5:00AM EST: A storm system forecast to move along the eastern seaboard on Sunday will spread accumulating snow into the southern half of central Pennsylvania. Here's a look at the current Watch/Advisory location and roads affected. Check back for updates.

02/04/2021

We are working to provide the latest #vaccine information to residents.
The supply-demand situation has understandably caused frustration.
A resource bank is here on the homepage of the Dauphin County website: http://bit.ly/2KZQNJx

The NWS updated the snow forecast. More snow is expected, continue to monitor your favorite weather source
02/01/2021

The NWS updated the snow forecast. More snow is expected, continue to monitor your favorite weather source

2/1/21 at 6 am: Snow will continue today and tonight, then taper off tomorrow morning. Here's a look at additional snowfall amounts expected from the storm. We expect any sleet or freezing rain over the southeast to change back to snow later this morning and afternoon. A band of heavier snow will develop this afternoon over the east and continue into the evening with snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour possible.

01/30/2021

❄️Winter storm to bring moderate to potentially heavy snow to end January/start February
📍Heaviest snow (6+ inches) most likely in south central PA
🕰️Snow starts Sunday & continues at varying intensity through Monday
❓Several factors could lead to changes in the snow forecast
💻Continue to monitor the forecast at weather.gov/ctp 1/30/21|715AM

An updated forecast for the winter weather beginning Sunday:
01/29/2021

An updated forecast for the winter weather beginning Sunday:

💻Continue to monitor the forecast throughout the weekend: www.weather.gov/ctp/winter
❄️Significant snow accumulation most likely along and south of I-80.
❓Northward extent of snow & location/amount of highest snowfall totals yet to be ironed out.
#PAwx
Friday 1/29 @ 3PM

#dauphincounty Bundle up if you're headed outside today! Also a winter storm is expected early next week. Monitor your f...
01/29/2021

#dauphincounty Bundle up if you're headed outside today!

Also a winter storm is expected early next week. Monitor your favorite weather source for more information.

🥶Wind chills in the single digits to below-zero this AM.
🧥Bundle up if you're heading out & limit exposure.
❄️Winter storm to impact parts of Central PA Sun-Tues.
❓Considerable uncertainty remains in precip type/amounts & associated impacts.
💻www.weather.gov/statecollege/briefing
#PAwx
Friday 1/29 @ 6:40AM

01/03/2021

A temporary COVID-19 testing site will be open in Dauphin County beginning Monday January 4th through Friday January 8th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where - GIANT Center Parking Lot at 550 Hersheypark Dr Hershey PA, 17033
When - Jan. 4 through 8th; 9a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more details, read the press release linked below.

https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/health-details.aspx?newsid=1228

Address

911 Gibson Blvd
Steelton, PA
17113

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(717) 558-6800

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