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FRANKLIN COUNTY (October 16, 2019) — The Franklin County Emergency Services Alliance is moving forward with a county-wide study of the area’s emergency services.

It will provide an overview of staffing for the county’s fire stations and ambulance squads, helping plan for future needs.

Public attendance at any or all of a series of workshop-type meetings is important. Public input will play a key role in shaping the results of the study, as well as future recommendations for Fire/EMS services in Franklin County.

Meetings will last approximately two hours each session but may be shorter or longer based on participation. Participants may arrive and depart as their schedule allows. The format and content for each session will be the same, but topics may vary depending on participation and comments.

The Schedule Is as Follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 22: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22 at. Metal Township Fire & Ambulance, 10862 Path Valley Road, Fannettsburg.

Monday, October 28: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, 603 West Main Street, Waynesboro.

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Thursday, November 07: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Chambersburg Fire Department, 130 North Second Street, Chambersburg.

The study will look at current staffing, types of equipment and condition, finances, location of resources, response times, numbers of incidents, etc. Once information is gathered, it will be compiled and recommendations will be made.

The finalized study goes not only to the Franklin County Emergency Services Alliance Board, but also to stakeholders and the public. It may take a year or more to complete.

For more information, please contact Scott K Ryno, EMT-B, CAC, CACO, CAPO, CADS Vice President, Fire and EMS Administration at Keystone Community Medical Services, LLC, at (717) 736-4641.

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