Emergency Management

Emergency Management provides educational training for the public and special interest groups for prevention of and preparedness for natural and man-made disasters. It maintains current emergency operations plans for response when local capabilities are exhausted, and assists during disasters and all hazard events . A major function of this agency is active participation in Pennsylvania Region 13 Counter Terrorism Taskforce.

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September - National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the Somerset County Department of Emergency Services encourages families, businesses, schools, communities and organizations to participate.  The annual campaign seeks to transform awareness into action by encouraging all citizens to take the necessary steps to ensure that their families, homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. If the public has any questions about preparation for disasters or emergencies please come see our free public informational display during the month September at the Somerset County Office Building Annex Rotunda located at 300 North Center Ave in Somerset beside the county courthouse or call our office at 814-445-1515.

 

The ReadyPA campaign can help you and your loved ones prepare for a disaster. The campaign’s Web site, www.ReadyPA.org (or call 1-888-9-READYPA) offers important information like what to include in a preparedness kit and how to create a family emergency plan. Knowing what to do is your best defense in any emergency so start planning now. This September, share that message with others by encouraging them to “Be Informed, Be Prepared, and Be Involved.”

 

National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign (www.ready.gov) in partnership with Citizen Corps (www.citizencorps.gov) and the Advertising Council.  The Ready Campaign’s websites and toll free numbers (1-800-BE-READY)

 

Emergency Prepardness Display 2014

 

 

Important Info and Facts Regarding the New Somerset County Public Safety Radio System

 

New radio
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EMA Course Offerings

 

G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

Description: This course is designed to identify those issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteer; how to manage these volunteer', develop a plan for your community; learn how to utilize and operate a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). This course will also discuss best practices for managing volunteers including their use by VOADs.

When: Thursday November 13 and Friday November 14 2014, 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Where: Region 13/Hazmat Building, 113 Runway Road Friedens, PA 15541

Point of Contact: Joel Landis Planner/Trainer 814-445-1515 landisj@co.somerset.pa.us

Flyer

 

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Storm Ready

Address

100 East Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501
EMERGENCY: 911
Non-Emergency: (814) 445-1515
Fax: (814) 444-0799
Fax: (814) 443-1090
Richard B. Lohr
Emergency Management Director



Links

Downloadable Documents
- 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook
- Family Disaster Plan Template
- Family Emergency Card
- FEMA Equipment Rates
- Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus

NIMS
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information
- NIMS compliant Municipalities in Somerset Co
- NIMS Training Guidelines

Online Form
- Special Needs Survey

Pages of Interest
- EMA Activities And Training Pictures
- 2013 Knowledge Center Paul Beatty Award Of Excellence
- 2009 Knowledge Center Paul Beatty Award Of Excellence
- 2014 PEMA Weather Exercise
- CDC Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel
- CERT Class Interest
- Citizen's Emergency Personal Protection Guide
- Coping with Hot Weather
- Disaster Preparedness for Families with Special Health Care Needs
- DOH Winter Weather Fact Sheet Jan2014
- Emergency/Portable Generator Operating Tips
- Federal Emergency Management
- Flood Risk Management Resources
- Hazard Mitigation Program/Plan
- Information on Flooding
- Local EMC Meetings - 2014
- Medical Emergencies Brochure
- Neighbor Helping Neighbor Cert Programs
- Osha's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
- Pennsylvania Emergency Management
- Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition
- Private Assets for Region Responders (PARR)
- Ready PA
- Red Cross Response To Cold Weather Events
- Somerset 911
- Somerset 911 Brochure
- Somerset County Amateur Radio Club
- Somerset County Animal Response Team
- Special Preparedness Information at ready.gov
- Spotting and Reporting Suspicious Behavior
- Swine Flu Information
- The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Winter Storm Preparedness Tips

Pandemic Preparedness Checklists
- Business Planning
- Community Planning
- Faith-Based & Community Organizations
- Individual Planning
- Pandemic Influenze Planning
- School Planning

Specialized Teams
- Somerset County Hardous Materials Response Team 600
- Swiftwater Rescue Team
County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501