Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

          Please pull over to the right for lights and siren....whether they are coming up behind you or driving on the other side of the road...Please pull over toward the right hand side for lights and siren         






Active volcanoes are rare in the United States, but they can be deadly and have far-reaching effects. Lava flows are not the only danger they pose. During an eruption, a cloud of abrasive ash and toxic gas is blown miles from the volcano. Mudflows, landslides, flash floods and fires also often accompany eruptions.


Before an Eruption

·         If you live in a known volcanic hazard area, purchase goggles and disposable breathing masks for every family member.

·         Plan out primary and secondary evacuation routes.


During an Eruption

·         Stay or get away from the volcano. Stay upwind of the blast to avoid volcanic ash.

·         Watch for mudflows—look upstream before crossing a bridge.

·         Remain indoors until the ash has settled. Close doors, shut windows and seal all ventilation to keep ash out.

·         Breathe through a mask or cloth if you are caught in ash.


After an Eruption

·         Shovel ash from roofs and gutters—it is heavy and can cause a collapse.

·         If you are in an area of ash, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, a facemask and goggles.

·         Do not attempt to drive through ash unless it is necessary. Ash can clog engines and stall vehicles, and it will damage moving parts.



Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008