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Pink Patch Project
Pink Hands of Hope Fundraiser

pink-patch-1 2021 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lower Allen Township Police Department has partnered with the Pink Patch Project to raise awareness. Lower Allen Police Department will offer their pink patch for $10.00 each. All proceeds will be donated to Pink Hands of Hope, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Please download, complete and print the purchase form and return it with payment. Checks should be made payable to PINK HANDS OF HOPE and mailed to LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT, 2233 GETTYSBURG ROAD, CAMP HILL, PA 17011, ATTN: OFFICER MOORE.

Patches can also be purchased at the Lower Allen Township Police Department.

CLICK HERE to download the form.

Pink Patch Form

 

East and West Shores Launch
Competition to Recruit Volunteer Firefighters

HARRISBURG, Pa.Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The East Shore and The West Shore of the Capital Region are separated by the Susquehanna River, and longtime residents from both sides will tell you that their side is the best side for many things. And now, another competition for bragging rights is officially underway…for firefighters.

East Shore vs. West Shore — Who Does It Better? will be a friendly battle between volunteer fire companies on each side of the river to find out which shore reigns supreme in regards to volunteer firefighter recruitment.

This competition is being spearheaded by www.CapitalRegionFirefighter.org , a volunteer recruitment campaign that launched last spring through a $2.2 million, four-year grant from FEMA awarded to the Capital Region Council of Governments (CapCOG). The campaign has united dozens of East and West Shore fire companies, but now the two shores will compete for the bragging rights of being the superior shore at volunteer firefighter recruitment.

“Here on the East Shore, all the major highways convene. Plus, we have Hershey Park travelers, and that translates into a lot of rescue incidents on the roads,” said Michael Ibberson, fire chief of Swatara Fire and Rescue, a company with four stations on the East Shore. “However, you can’t go wrong volunteering on either side of the river. We both have structural fires, water rescues, and other lifesaving calls.”

“There is such a variety [on the West Shore] from rural, suburban, industrial, manufacturing in which the local fire company is a vital part of — members have to see it as an all hazards approach,” said Curtis Hall, fire chief of New Kingstown Fire Company on the West Shore.

Fire companies on both shores provide free training and gear.

Beginning on September 12, until the end of the year, fire companies will track the amount of inquiries they receive through Capital Region Firefighter’s website and Facebook page. The shore with the most inquiries will be declared the winner.

To build momentum, fire companies are exhibiting at community events, hosting open houses, and chiefs are available for media interviews. Recruitment ads are running on local sports networks and being shared on social media.

Residents are asked to share digital content posted Capital Region Firefighter’s website and social media pages.

Both the East Shore and the West Shore share the same goal — recruit new volunteers to a vital service that has experienced a drop in volunteerism nationally.

“We’re hoping that ordinary people will join and help make a difference in their community by becoming volunteer firefighters,” said Scott Ryno, program manager of the campaign.

And East and West Shire fire companies aren’t just looking for firefighters — many companies seek EMTs, fire police, junior firefighters and administrative volunteers. Some companies even offer a live-in program.

Learn more at www.CapitalRegionFirefighter.org.

Contact:
Leza Raffel
+1 215-884-6499
leza@comsolutionsgroup.com

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SOURCE Capital Region Council of Governments

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Lower Allen Township EMS
Thanks Community LifeTeam EMS

Lower Allen Township EMS Hires Paramedics, Thanks Community LifeTeam for Filling Significant Need

 Community LifeTeam, a service of UPMC Pinnacle, has provided advanced life support (ALS) services for Lower Allen Township EMS since January 2015. Lower Allen Township Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has hired ALS licensed providers (paramedics) to join their EMS team effective today, July 1.  Lower Allen Township hosted a media event to share information about this important milestone in their history and to thank UPMC Pinnacle and Community LifeTeam for filling a significant need to the Lower Allen Township community during the transition.

Present from Lower Allen Township were H. Edward Black, President of the Board of Commissioners, Dean W. Villone, Vice President of the Board of Commissioners, Richard F. Schin, Commissioner, Tom Vernau, Township Manager, Dave Holl, Director of Public Safety Tony Deaven, Lower Allen EMS Captain, and present from Community Life Team were Barry Albertson, Systems Director and Joel Hocking, Operations Manager.

In 2018 Lower Allen Township began exploring the possibility of beginning their own ALS Services by hiring paramedics.  We began with a cost study and looked at certain efficiencies.  The study was then presented to the Board of Commissioners and was adopted into the 2019 Budget to begin in July 2019.  At 7:00 am this morning Lower Allen ALS started with Lower Allen Township paramedics, shaking hands with the paramedics with Community LifeTeam, and at 9:45 Lower Allen took their first ALS call. 

Lower Allen Township, the Department of Public Safety and Lower Allen EMS would like to give a special thank you to Community LifeTeam for their assistance with the transition to our own ALS services.  We couldn’t have done it without their patience and understand that, when they took over ALS in 2014, this would be the end goal.  Lower Allen Township presented Community LifeTeam with a Certificate of Appreciation for their time here, and the help with our ALS Service.

 

Holl Speak 4   President Black Speak 2     Comm Villone    LT EMS Speak 2    Certificate 1    CLT and Holl

 

 

Lower Allen Cops Launch CRIMEWATCH PAGE

We’ve been working diligently on getting ready to improve our outreach to citizens and followers.  This now comes in the form of our affiliation with CRIMEWATCH.  You can go to www.lowerallencops.com to sign up for alerts for things like warrants, arrests, news and bulletins.   Additionally, you can sign up for the mobile app.  We will still be pushing content from CRIMEWATCH to our other social media platforms and will still interact with you at those locations.  However, expect to see a lot more info coming out!  Stop on over to the CRIMEWATCH page to sign up or poke around! Source:  Lower Allen Township Police Department

Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®https://cumberland.crimewatchpa.com/lowerallentwppd/41647/post/lower-allen-police-are-now-live-crimewatch

LA Alerts – Subscribe to Notifications

In April of 2017, we retired the system used to make community notifications for emergencies, as well as general notifications of Township activities. The retired system was largely based upon landline phone numbers contained in the “White Pages” database. As landlines continue to decrease and become less reliable for immediate notifications, it became essential to shift to a mobility based system that provided for a resident’s self-determination of a variety of contact options.

With the new system, referred to as “LA ALERTS”, you are able create and account and add the phone numbers (landline and cell phones), email addresses, and text numbers where you wish to be contacted for various notifications. You are also able to select groups you wish to be included in for emergency and/or routine messaging.

Subscribing is easy!

LA ALERTS POST IMAGEClick Here to subscribe. Please include your street address during the registration process.

You can also then choose the level of contact and join contact groups. If you have any difficulty, you can also subscribe by calling us at 717-975-7575 Ext. 1602 and we will assist you in registering.

You will not receive EMERGENCY or other notifications unless you subscribe to the LA ALERTS system. Do not hesitate. Subscribe today!