Submitted Article Sen. Lisa Baker (20th District) is urging Pennsylvania’s 911 Advisory Board to postpone a vote on proposed changes to the state’s 911 funding formula and revise its plan.  Baker sent a letter to Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield asserting her strong opposition to the current proposal, citing inequities forContinue Reading

Bradford County fire companies and emergency medical transport services will receive $10,000 each again this year, but proposed amendments to Act 13 could have a negative impact on anticipated funding. Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk At their Sept. 14 meeting, the Bradford County Commissioners approved the disbursement of ActContinue Reading

Wyoming County Commissioners (top, seated, from left) Judy Mead, Tom Henry, and Ron Williams marked Telecommunicators Week with staff and management of the county’s 9-1-1 Center, including (standing, from left) deputy director Frank Miller, dispatchers Brad Killian, Tim Herron, Tim McCoy, and Lloyd Burton, and director Jeff Porter. Henry alsoContinue Reading

  The testing of a camera-equipped drone at the Wyoming County Courthouse by 911 Director Jeff Porter and Commissioner Henry on Wednesday morning may have seemed like child’s play. But the brief flyover and the video the remote-control aircraft transmitted to the ground proved the amazing potential such a deviceContinue Reading

Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk As a building along McCord Street in Tunkhannock is pulled down behind them, a number of individuals who worked together to fund the buyouts and demolition of flood-prone properties in the borough gathered on Wednesday morning to see the fruits of their labor. ParticipantsContinue Reading

Photos and story by Rick Hiduk Residents of Rabbit Hollow in Washington Township return to their vehicle after being told by first responders from Meshoppen and Mehoopany that there has been an incident at the recently constructed UGI natural gas compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road. (update link below) TheContinue Reading

Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Commissioners (from right) Tom Henry, Ron Williams, and Judy Meade proclaimed the county’s observance of April 13 to 19 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. They were joined at the meeting by Wyoming County 911 staff members (from left) Brian Miller, DebiContinue Reading

Thousands of miles of underground pipelines buried underneath Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier present new challenges to area first responders. COGENT, a locally-based organization proactive in pursuing productive partnerships among those involved in and affected by the natural gas industry, will receive funds from the state to provide specialized training for localContinue Reading