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Fire & Emergency Medical Responder Training Program for High School Students

February 9, 2017

Cumberland Valley School District and Harrisburg Area Community College have partnered together with Hampden Township Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Monroe Fire Co., New Kingstown Fire Co., and Silver Spring Community Fire Co. to offer a Fire & Emergency Medical Responder Training Program, a dual-credit opportunity for students in grades 11 and 12.

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New Requirements Approved For Businesses To Provide ‘Key Lock Box’ and ‘Pre-Plan Information’

September 1, 2016

Hampden Township Commissioners approved two new Ordinances to assist the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company in providing better response to emergency situations at commercial establishments.

The ‘Key Lock Box Ordinance’ requires all businesses within the Township to have a key lock box installed on the exterior portion of the building which is accessible to the Fire Company. The key lock box shall contain keys to all locked doors in the facility and provide three emergency contact phone numbers for representatives from the business. This requirement will provide for a faster and safer response to emergency calls at commercial establishments.

Residential property owners may, at their sole option, install a key lock box at their home which will prove useful to

Bali Hai Road Closure-Remains Closed

March 1, 2017

PennDOT, Hampden Township and Silver Spring Township have approved the temporary closure of Bali Hai Road at the request of Cumberland Valley School District so contractors can begin the site work for a new middle school and elementary school. The road closure and associated detour are a necessary component of the construction of the two new schools along Bali Hai Road. The School District’s contractor anticipates the road closure being in effect from early March to the end of May 2017 dependent on weather and utility coordination.

The detour route will direct motorists to travel north on Sample Bridge Road or Lamb’s Gap Road to Wertzville Road and travel east/west to Lambs Gap Road/Sample Bridge Road to avoid Bali Hai