Emergency Services

MISSION STATEMENT: Franklin County Department of Emergency Services will provide accurate, quality, respectful, professional services to our internal and external stakeholders.

John Thierwechter

DES Director

John Thierwechter

DES Director

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Mary Ann Alleman

Administrative Assistant II

Jacob Crider

Assistant Director/Emergency Management Coordinator

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Matthew  Kendall

Hazardous Material Specialist

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Kelly Knepper

Incident Support Officer

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Jason  Miller

Assistant Communications Coordinator

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Robert Povlich

Planning Coordinator

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Joanne Sheets

Administrative Assistant I

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Travis  Sims

Operations and Training Officer

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William  Smith

E911 Trainer

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Bryan Stevenson

Communications Coordinator

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Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for providing a comprehensive emergency management system in Franklin County. 

Emergency Management coordinates activities through five phases of emergency/disaster that can be natural, man-made, terrorist, hazardous material, chemical or technological in nature.


Strategic Plan

Local EMA Coordinators

Hazard Vulnerability Assessment 2018

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390 New York Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-2813
Fax:(717) 267-2813

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