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New Lancaster County Radio System

Lancaster County-Wide Communications (www.lcwc911.us) has started the migration over to the new APCO P25 radio system.  Anyone wishing to listen to the new system will need to use a scanner that is APCO P25 Phase 2 compliant.  Conventional scanners cannot be used to decode and listen to the new system.  The following is a list of scanners that are known to be compliant. 

Uniden BCD996XT
Uniden BCD436HP
Uniden BCD536HP
Radio Shack Pro-652

Additional information can be found on this Radio Reference Page.

Programming information for the Lancaster County system can be found on this Radio Reference Page.

Posted - 01/05/2015 02:59:50 PM


Petroleum Crude Oil Preparedness

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has published a Commodity Preparedness and Incident Management Rerference Sheet regarding incidents involving Petroleum Crude Oil. The link to it is attached.

Posted - 09/30/2014 01:16:10 PM


Ammonium Nitrate - Safety & Security Guidelines

In the wake of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion involving ammonium nitrate, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has worked to continue on-going education within the fertilizer retail industry on proper storage of ammonium nitrate.

 One of those efforts involved the development of the "Safety and Security Guidelines for the Storage and Transportation of Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate at Retail Facilities."  The guidance was developed by TFI and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA).

Posted - 05/23/2014 09:35:28 AM


Combustible Dust Firefighting Guidance

OSHA recently published guidance documents on firefighting precautions at facilities with combustible dusts.  Those with interest please visit:

Combustible Dust Guide

Combustible Dust Quick Card

Posted - 09/03/2013 02:03:05 PM