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Communication Manual

Sections 1 - 3

Contents:

1 – Preface
2 – Public Safety Radio Network
3.0 – Law Enforcement Communications 
3.1 – Standardized Radio Verbiage  
3.2 – 10 Codes, Look-Up Codes, and Signals 
3.3 – Police Officer in Distress (Signal 13) 
3.4 – Law Enforcement Radio Operations 
3.5 – Law Enforcement Radio Interoperability 
3.6 – Law Enforcement Dispatch  
3.7 – Law Enforcement Incident Types  
3.8 – Active Threat   
3.9 – Traffic-Foot Pursuits  
3.10 – Constable Notification
3.11 – Law Enforcement Unit Designations

 

 

 

Communication Manual

 Section 4

Contents:

4.0 – Fire-EMS Communications 
4.1 – Standardized Radio Verbiage  
4.2 – Fire-EMS Emergency Declaration
4.3 – Fire Radio Operations 
4.4 – EMS Radio Communications  
4.5 – Fire-EMS Radio Interoperability 
4.6 – Fire-EMS Dispatch  
4.7 – Fire Dispatch Procedures 
4.8 – EMS Dispatch Procedures 
4.9 – Fire Incident Types 
4.10 – EMS Incident Types 
4.11 – PSP Fire Marshall Priority Codes
4.12 – Box Alarms  
4.13 – Pennsylvania Turnpike Dispatch 
4.14 – Fire Decon Strike Team 
4.15 – Controlled Burnings  
4.16 – Station 69 Dispatch  
4.17 – Fire Police Dispatch  
4.18 – Hazardous Materials Dispatch 
4.19 – Fire Department Unit Status 
4.20 – House Siren  
4.21 – Fire Designations  
4.22 – EMS Designations  
4.23 – Mass Casualty Incident 
4.24 – Coroner Calls  
4.25 – Air Ambulance  
4.26 – Drills   
4.27 – Fire and EMS Response Plans

Communication Manual

 Section 5

 Contents:

5.0 – Incident Dispatch Team
5.1 – Emergency Conditions 
5.2 – Red Cross Notification
5.3 – Staging Levels 
5.4 – Death, Last Call, and Retirement
5.5 – Advanced Technical Rescue 
5.6 – Non-Emergency Notification
5.8 – York Hospital Disaster Response Team (DRT)
5.9 – Critical Incident Stress Management

 

 

 

HazMat Team

Mission Statement

York County Hazardous Materials Response Team (YCHMRT) shall facilitate a professional, courteous, safe and efficient response to incidents involving hazardous materials at locations within the borders of York County, to the contiguous surrounding counties, to the South Central Pennsylvania Counter-Terrorism Task Force (SCTF) region and any other location requested by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

YCHMRT shall work in conjunction with the local emergency response community to protect the life safety of emergency responders and the general public. YCHMRT shall further work to protect the environment and property in York County from any toxic substance released accidentally or purposefully.

The goals of the Hazardous Materials Team are to preserve life, stabilize the scene, and protect public and private properties.

Download HazMat Forms

View HazMat Photos

Overturned Truck with Propane (W. Manchest Twp.) July 5, 2006

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Leaking Nitrogen Truck (Lower Windsor Twp.) June 8, 2006

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Springettsbury Waste Water Treatment Plant Drill Nov. 19, 2005

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Confidence in the Hot Zone Training - Oct. 30, 2005

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Propane Tanker Accident - Nov. 24, 2004

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Emergency Management Office

Disasters are going to happen despite our best efforts. Knowing how to deal with them helps to reduce loss of life and property now and in the future.

The York County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a division of the York County Department of Emergency Services (DES), administers the Emergency Management Program (EMP).

 Vision      Mission      Emergency Management Documents      Emergency Alerts      Storm Ready      Training Calendar

Vision

It is the vision of the York County Office of Emergency Management to be recognized as the most professional, well respected, proactive, community and customer oriented municipal emergency management agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mission

York County Office of Emergency Management is charged with protecting the community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability to prepare for, prevent, protect from, respond to, recover from, and mitigate threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters.

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Emergency Management Documents (back to top)

Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018

Continuity of Government Plan (Internal Use Only)

York County Emergency Operations Plan 2020

Disaster Recovery Framework 2021

Emergency Alerts (back to top)

Public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Learn about different warning alerts you can receive and the types of devices that receive the alerts.

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South Central Alert

Emergency Management Agencies throughout the South Central Task Force (SCTF), which includes the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York, are implementing a new emergency notification service.  This service will allow residents and businesses in the eight county area to be notified of an emergency situation and important alert messages in a variety of ways, including on their cell phones, home and work phones, by text messaging and e-mail.

Many residents and business already have been added to the system from publicly available White and Yellow pages information.  But this listing only provides a single contact phone number.  People with unlisted phone numbers, or those whose primary phone number is a cell phone or VoIP, must provide their contact information if they wish to receive these alerts.

Registration is handled by clicking on the picture above.

People who wish to receive alerts on phone numbers other than the number listed in the White or Yellow pages, and those people who would like to receive alerts via email, SMS, TDD/TTY, etc., will also need to register.

Wireless Emergency Alerts

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), made available through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) infrastructure, are just one of the ways public safety officials can quickly and effectively alert and warn the public about serious emergencies.

What you need to know about WEAs:

  • WEAs can be sent by state and local public safety officials, the National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the President of the United States.
  • WEAs can be issued for three alert categories – imminent threat, AMBER, and presidential
  • WEAs look like text messages, but are designed to get your attention and alert you with a unique sound and vibration, both repeated twice
  • WEAs are no more than 90 characters, and will include the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, as well as the agency issuing the alert
  • WEAs are not affected by network congestion and will not disrupt texts, calls, or data sessions that are in progress
  • Mobile users are not charged for receiving WEAs and there is no need to subscribe
  • To ensure your device is WEA-capable, check with your service provider

Emergency Alert System

  • The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), is a modernization and integration of the nation's existing and future alert and warning systems, technologies, and infrastructure.
  • The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, satellite digital audio service and direct broadcast satellite providers, cable television systems, and wireless cable systems to provide the President with a communications capability to address the American people within 10 minutes during a national emergency.
  • EAS may also be used by state and local authorities, in cooperation with the broadcast community, to deliver important emergency information, such as weather information, imminent threats, AMBER alerts, and local incident information targeted to specific areas.
  • The President has sole responsibility for determining when the national-level EAS will be activated. FEMA is responsible for national-level EAS tests and exercises.
  • EAS is also used when all other means of alerting the public are unavailable, providing an added layer of resiliency to the suite of available emergency communication tools.

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service office.

  • NWR broadcasts official warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • It also broadcasts alerts of non-weather emergencies such as national security, natural, environmental, and public safety through the Emergency Alert System.

 Remember, if we cannot reach you, we cannot alert you.

We Are StormReady (back to top)

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StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

Training Calendar

 

 

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Hazmat Team

Mission Statement

York County Hazardous Materials Response Team (YCHMRT) shall facilitate a professional, courteous, safe and efficient response to incidents involving hazardous materials at locations within the borders of York County, to the contiguous surrounding counties, to the South Central Pennsylvania Counter-Terrorism Task Force (SCTF) region and any other location requested by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

YCHMRT shall work in conjunction with the local emergency response community to protect the life safety of emergency responders and the general public. YCHMRT shall further work to protect the environment and property in York County from any toxic substance released accidentally or purposefully.

The goals of the Hazardous Materials Team are to preserve life, stabilize the scene, and protect public and private properties.

Download HazMat Forms

View HazMat Photos

Overturned Truck with Propane (W. Manchest Twp.) July 5, 2006

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Leaking Nitrogen Truck (Lower Windsor Twp.) June 8, 2006

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Springettsbury Waste Water Treatment Plant Drill Nov. 19, 2005

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Confidence in the Hot Zone Training - Oct. 30, 2005

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Propane Tanker Accident - Nov. 24, 2004

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First Responder List

Our community’s first responders, while independent of the County, work closely with the Department of Emergency Services to provide public safety to residents. Please remember to call 911 in an emergency situation.

 Emergency Medical Services

 
Name No. Phone Number Website
Commmunity Life Team EMS 2 N/A N/A
Dover Area Ambulance 6 N/A N/A
Eureka Vol. FD Ambulance 54 717-993-6180 N/A
Fairview Twp. EMS 68 717-932-2260 N/A
Geisinger EMS 84 N/A N/A
Glen Rock Ambulance 59 N/A N/A
Grantley Fire Co & EMS 89-2 717-755-3171 N/A
Jacobus Lions Ambulance 18 717-428-0218 N/A
Midway Vol. Fire Co. #1 Ambulance Corps. 104 N/A N/A
Newberry Twp. FD Ambulance 31 N/A N/A
Northeast Adams Fire & EMS Co 32 717-259-7125 www.nafe32.org
Northeastern Area EMS 3 717-266-5736 N/A
Penn Twp. Ambulance Club 79 N/A N/A
Pleasant Hill Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance 52 N/A N/A
Red Lion Area Ambulance Assoc. 37 717-244-0983 N/A
Rose of New Freedom Ambulance 58 N/A N/A
Tri-Community Ambulance 62 N/A N/A
Spring Grove Ambulance 4 717-225-3810 N/A
Southern York County EMS 95 N/A N/A
Susquehanna Valley EMS 41 N/A N/A
West York Ambulance 1 717-792-1610 N/A
York Regional EMS 36/19 717-246-3679 www.yorkregionalems.org


Fire Departments

 
Name No. Phone Number Website
Airville VFC 55 717-862-3806 Facebook Page
Alliance Fire and Rescue 77 N/A N/A
Citizen's VFC 56 717-382-4432 N/A
Community VFC 38 717-757-2456 N/A
Craley Community FC 44 N/A N/A
Delta-Cardiff VFC #1 57 N/A N/A
Dover Twp. VFC 9 717-292-4196 www.dtvfd9.com
Eagle FC #1 22 717-266-2342 www.fire22.org
East Prospect Fire Co. 42  717-252-1273 Facebook Page
Eureka VFC 54 717-993-6180 www.eureka54.org
Fairview Twp. FC 68 717-774-3080 www.fairviewfire.net
Federal FD 69 717-770-5789
717-770-5506
N/A
Friendship Fire Company of Hellam 21 717-757-3333 www.hellamfire.com
Friendship Hose FC #1 4 717-225-3810 N/A
Glen Rock Hose and Ladder FC 59 717-235-2654 www.grfd.org
Goldsboro FC 28 N/A N/A
Goodwill FC #1 Jacobus 18 717-428-1436 www.goodwillfire18.com
Goodwill FC #1 York Twp. 19 717-741-0023 www.goodwill19.com
Hanover Area Fire & Rescue 79 717-646-2841 N/A
Jefferson VFC 47 717-229-2643 N/A
Laurel FC #1 37 717-244-8184 www.laurelfireco.com
Loganville VFC 63 717-428-3668 southernyorkcounty.com/org/loganfc/
Monaghan Twp VFC 67 717-697-8012 www.monaghanfire.com
Nashville VFC 11 717-225-5309 www.nashvillefireco.org
New Bridgeville FC 39 N/A N/A
Newberry Twp FD 31 717-938-3801 www.newberryfire.com
North Cordorus Twp. FC 12 N/A N/A
North Hopewell-Winterstown VFC 45 717-244-0138 www.nhwvfc.com
Northeast Adams Fire & EMS Co. 32 717-259-7125 www.nafe32.org
Northern York Co. Fire Rescue EMS 15 717-432-3281 N/A
Pleasant Hill VFC 52 (717) 637-7778 N/A
Porters Community FC 53 717-225-3509 www.portersfirecompany.com
Reliance FC West York 1 717-843-6305 www.westyorkfire.com
Rose FC #1 58 717-235-4444 www.rosefireco.com
Seven Valleys FC 62 (717) 428-9978 http://www.sevenvalleysborough.com/fcompany.php
Shrewsbury FC 61 717-235-4476 www.shrewsburyfire.com
South Central PA Search & Rescue 93 717-602-7577 http://southcentralpasearchnrescue.webs.com/
Southern Area Fire and Rescue 13 717-246-1629 N/A
Strinestown Community FC 26 717-266-1131 www.strinestownfire.com
Susquehanna FC 27 N/A Facebook\Susqehanna-Fire-Co-1
United Hook & Ladder 33 717-624-7456 www.33fire.com
Union Fire and Hose Co. #1 6 717-292-1493 www.unionfireandhose.com
Union Fire Engine Co. #1 23 717-266-2226 www.unionfire23.com
Wellsville FC 66 N/A www.wellsvillefire.com
West Manchester Fire 502/505 717-792-3505 www.westmanchestertownship.com
Wrightsville Steam Engine & Hose Co. 41 N/A www.wrightsvillefire.com
York City Fire 99 717-854-3921 www.yorkcity.org
York County Fire Police N/A N/A www.ycfp.org
York County Fire School 20 717-767-4097 www.yorkcountyfireschool.org
York Area United 89   www.yaufr.com
York New Salem Community
Fire Company No. 1
 8 717-792-0634 https://newsalemborough.com/fcompany.php
York County Advanced
Technical Rescue Team
92 N/A yc.atr@comcast.net

Police Departments

 

Name

No.

Phone Number

Website

Carroll Twp. PD 53 717-432-3317 www.carrolltownship.com
Codorus State Park Police 73 717-637-2816 https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/CodorusStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
Fairview Twp. PD 52 717-901-5267 www.fairviewpolice.org
Gifford Pinchot State Park Rangers 72 N/A https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/GiffordPinchotStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
Hanover Boro Police 24 717-637-5575 www.borough.hanover.pa.us
Hellam Twp. PD 26 717-434-1310 www.hellamtownship.com
Lower Windsor Twp. PD 29 717-244-8055 www.lowerwindsor.com
Newberry Twp. PD 32 717-938-2608 www.newberrypd.org
Northeastern Reg. PD 36 717-266-6195 www.neregionalpd.us
Northern Reg. PD 34 717-292-3647 www.nycrpd.org
North Hopewell Twp. PD 35 717-246-2398 www.northhopewelltwp.com/police
Pennsylvania State Police Troop H 717-428-1011 www.portal.state.pa.us
Penn Twp. PD 38 717-637-8751 www.penntwp.com
Sam Lewis Station Park Rangers 71 N/A https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/SamuelSLewisStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
Southern Reg. PD 42 717-235-3944 www.srpd.us
Springettsbury Twp. PD 43 717-757-3525 www.springettsbury.com
Spring Garden Twp. PD 44 717-843-0851 www.springgardentwp.org
West Manchester Twp. PD 46 717-792-9514 www.westmanchestertownship.com/police
West Manheim Twp. PD 47 717-632-7059 www.westmanheimtwp.com
West York Boro PD 48 717-854-1975 N/A
York Area Reg. PD 21 717-741-1259 www.yapd.org
York City PD 56 717-846-1234 https://yorkcity.org/police
York County Fire Police N/A N/A www.ycfp.org
York City School District PD 57 N/A http://www.ycs.k12.pa.us/administrative-services/school-police/
Penn State University PD 55 N/A https://york.psu.edu/student-life/services/police
York College Campus Safety PD 54 N/A https://www.ycp.edu/about-us/offices-and-departments/campus-safety/
York County Parks 17 N/A https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html