Household Hazardous Waste Events 2017

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Household Hazardous Waste Events
May 20 & October 14, 2017, 8:30-2:00

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Event Flyer

Northampton Community College, Main Campus, Bethlehem Township, PA
Use Green Pond Rd entrance only

Northampton County residents ONLY

Bring Photo ID or recent utility bill to verify residency

No cost, except for tires.

No TVs or other electronics accepted

Adhesives, Aerosols, Antifreeze, Automotive fluids & cleaners,

Batteries (all types), Compressed gas, Fluorescent light bulbs, Flammables/combustibles, Fire extinguishers,

Herbicides/pesticides, Household cleaners, Mercury-containing products, Motor oil/filters,

Oil-based paint & stain, Old gasoline/oil mixtures,

Pool chemicals, Propane cylinders, Thermometers, Thermostats

Non-hazardous materials will not be accepted
No latex paint or stains
No smoke detectors/radioactives
No medical wastes

Accepted Scrap Metals

Recycling of residential scrap, that is primarily metal, including lawn furniture, yard equipment (oil, gas & batteries removed),

major metal appliances (washer, dryers, stoves), air conditioners and dehumidifiers (refrigerant does not require removal, it will be recycled), etc.

Tires2016 HHW FlyerfinalFees (check or cash only)
Automobile, & light duty truck $2.50 each
Tractor trailer $5.50 each

No rims/wheels accepted (see scrap metal, above)
No farm, bicycle, mini-bike, motorcycle, golf-cart,
backhoe, etc. tires will be accepted.


Emergency Services Trailer Operations & Safety Instructor Level


Emergency Services Trailer Operations & Safety Instructor Level

This course is designed to teach the instructional methodology to potential and existing instructors needed to deliver the following program. This program was developed to provide the necessary resources to address trailer operations and safety for Emergency Services Organization (ESO). Trailers have been around for years, however, it is the increasing use of them in the emergency services setting that is new. Frequently, equipment is needed that cannot be carried on traditional vehicles or the equipment is needed sporadically. This equipment could be for day-to-day operations or for special operations. Trailers have become a mechanism to transport this equipment, however, many departments lack the expertise or training to hook up or move a trailer safely. As the use of trailers increases it becomes imperative to educate proactively to avoid unnecessary loss of life and property.

September 14, 2016
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Northampton Emergency Management

100 Gracedale Avenue Nazareth, PA 18064

Pre-registration required! Please register by September 1, 2016

VFIS Insured

1st Registration Free
Additional Registrations $60 each

Non-VFIS Insured

1st Registration $299
Additional Registrations $99 each

How to Register: Submit completed Registration Form and payment to: VFIS, 183 Leader Heights Rd., P.O. Box 2726, York, PA 17405

Register on-line at or Email form to Fax to (717) 747-7028

Registration Form


Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response: “Flammable Liquid Unit Trains” Training Program

PA Fire Academy
The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is offering this 8-hour class utilizing curriculum developed by numerous agencies working with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This course provides critical information on best practices related to rail incidents involving unit trains hauling Hazard Class 3 flammable liquids such as Petroleum crude oil and  ethanol.

A key component of this class is to learn from past experiences and to leverage the expertise of public safety agencies, rail carriers, and industry subject matter experts in order to prepare first responders to safely manage unit train rail incidents involving commodities such as crude oil and ethanol. This exciting program will be offered locally on:

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. or Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

Northampton County EMA
100 Gracedale Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064

To register, please complete an application and email to or mail it to Jerry Bimle at the PA State Fire Academy. Register early!

Deadline is noon on April 1, 2016.

04-22-16 Northampton Co. EMA Nazareth – TRIPR AEER Application

04-23-16 Northampton Co. EMA Nazareth – TRIPR AEER Application


For Additional info or applications you can contact :
Michael Rampulla at 610-746-3194 ext.3229 or at

PA State Fire Academy
Jerry Bimle
1150 Riverside Drive
Lewistown, Pa 17044

Telecommunicators Recognized for Life-Saving Actions

Northampton County Emergency Management Services proudly presented four 911 telecommunicators with commendations last week to celebrate their outstanding performance during an emergency medical incident in late 2014. Telecommunicator Patrick Capuano was recognized with an Outstanding Service Award for providing life-saving CPR instructions to a 911 caller via telephone. By instructing a non-trained caller on how to provide CPR, TC Capuano was the critical link in the chain of survival that ultimately led to a positive outcome for the patient, who after months of recovery and rehabilitation, is now back to work. Additionally, TC Capuano was presented with the American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero award for his outstanding performance.

Telecommunicators Michael Lenner, Paul Little, and Monty Davis were also recognized with Certificates of Appreciation for their quick work in rapidly dispatching emergency services agencies and coordinating a multi-disciplinary response. Capuano and Lenner were able to meet with the patient whose life they helped to save in a celebratory event this past Friday at the 911 center.

Positive outcomes, with minimal neurological deficits, from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are directly related to early initiation of bystander CPR and immediate activation of the 911 system. It takes the work of many people to save a life and we at Northampton County Emergency Management Services are proud of the hard work our telecommunicators provide to support our community and our partners in EMS and healthcare in making a difference every day.

 Capuano, Marsh, and Lenner

Pictured above are Telecommunicator Patrick Capuano, 911 Operations and Training Manager Chad Marsh, and Telecommunicator Michael Lenner.

Thank You Bob!

Thank You Bob!

Today marks NCEMS Director Robert Mateff’s last day of employment with Northampton County. After 25 years of distinguished service to the residents of Northampton County, Bob will be leaving to assume the role of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director for 911. Bob served Northampton County as our first Director of the Division of Emergency Management Services after its creation in 2008. Prior to that, Bob held numerous roles within the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department including Deputy Sheriff, tele-communicator, and 911 Deputy Director. Bob’s dedication to the emergency management and emergency communications professions are evident by his distinction as both an Emergency Number Professional (ENP) and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

Everyone at NCEMS would like to wish Bob congratulations on his transition to a new and exciting career! We extend our sincere gratitude for your exceptional leadership, integrity, and professionalism. Your distinguished commitment to excellence will be forever preserved in our hearts and our minds. Your zeal for our institution has made it a pleasure and an honor to have served beside such an exemplar.


Good Luck Bob!