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Public and private organizations that are responsible for the organized analysis, planning, decision making, assignment and coordination of available resources involved in the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and/or relief/recovery from a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. These organizations have a formal role in developing overall emergency policy within their jurisdictions; establish coordination with other agencies active in disaster situations; develop action plans for emergency response; coordinate facilities, services, personnel, equipment and materials that are required before, during and immediately following an incident; and/or are involved in disaster relief and recovery activities.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
American Red Cross - Disaster Response LocalFocus on meeting peoples' urgent disaster-caused needs- shelter, food, clothing, shoes, toiletry items, medication and eyeglass replacement, emotional counseling and moreBerks*American Red Cross - Tri-County ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross - Humanitarian Services- Disaster relief is provided to individuals and families affected by natural disasters including shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. Disaster training and education programs are also available. - Emergency Services provides emergency communication and educational services to veterans, military personnel and their families. - Preparedness Services provides health and safety educational opportunities such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Lifeguarding, Water Safety and Babysitter's Training. - Volunteer Services is responsible for recruiting, training, placing and recognizing volunteers (youth and adults) who directly serve the Red Cross as well as additional community agencies. Opportunities include high school Red Cross Clubs, an Animal Assisted Therapy Program and Disaster Action Team responders. - Speakers Bureau is available. Dauphin*American Red Cross - Central Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley - Disaster ServicesProvides immediate emergency assistance to families affected by emergencies such as house fires, floods, hazardous material spills and natural and man-made disasters. Work side-by-side with firefighters and other emergency personnel to ensure victims are given immediate relief including food, lodging, clothing, shoes, medications, eyeglass replacement, mental health counseling and information and referral resources Immediate mental health care and medical care under disaster program Family assessment Medical interpreter Financial resources for medicine and co-pays Prepacked comfort kits Dauphin*American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh ValleyAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross of the Tri-CountyProvides food and shelter in emergency and disaster-related situations, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills, lifesaving blood, health and safety services, international servicesDauphinAmerican Red Cross of the Tri-CountyAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Cambria County Department of Emergency Services Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)Community emergency response team.CambriaCambria County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)Cambria County Department of Emergency Services
Carbon County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, emergency services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Click here for phone directory CarbonCarbon County Government CenterCarbon County Government Center
City of AllentownCity government responsible for administration and management of city finances and services. Departments include Zoning and Planning, Community/Economic Development, Emergency Services, Health Bureau, Parks and Recreation, Recycling and Solid Waste, Public Works and Police.LehighCity of AllentownCity of Allentown
City of BethlehemCity government responsible for administration and management of city finances and services. Departments include Zoning and Planning, Community/Economic Development, Emergency Services, Health Bureau, Parks and Recreation, Recycling and Solid Waste, Public Works and Police. Open door policy allowing citizens to drop into Bethlehem City Hall the second Monday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm to speak with Mayor Robert Donchez. Chats will last 15 minutes. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited to one visit each month. Located on the 2nd Floor of Building B.NorthamptonCity of BethlehemCity of Bethlehem
City of EastonCity government responsible for administration and management of city finances and services. Departments include Zoning and Planning, Community/Economic Development, Emergency Services, Health Bureau, Parks and Recreation, Recycling and Solid Waste, Public Works and Police.NorthamptonCity of EastonCity of Easton
Coordinated Transportation Lackawanna CountyTo continue to provide cost efficient para-transit service, which addresses the recognized needs of the “transportation disadvantaged” population of Lackawanna County at the current level of service.LackawannaCoordinated TransportationLackawanna County Government
Disaster Relief - American Red Cross Pocono Mountains ChapterThe Red Cross stands ready to provide comfort and hope following disaster situations, such as those which cause residents to be displaced due to home fires, floods, severe weather, and other emergency situations. We are able to provide: · Resources necessary for individuals to secure food, clothing, and temporary lodging. · Assistance in obtaining emergency prescription refills · Support from health and mental health professionals for disaster victims who are having difficulty coping with the disaster situation. MonroeAmerican Red Cross - Pocono Mountains ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Emergency Management AgencyThe Berks County Department of Emergency Services Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and provides communication services to all emergency service organizations in Berks County. They represent insurance to protect the County of Berks and its citizens when disaster strikes and reduces the County's liability for hazards that may strike. 9-1-1 Emergency 610-655-4911 Non Emergency PhoneBerksEmergency Management AgencyCounty of Berks
Emergency Services Department, York CountyDISASTER DAMAGE REPORTING TOOL: https://goo.gl/forms/yvWUZfqluwez13mf2 Mission: to provide training, resources, planning, and communications involving emergency incidents within York County. Services Include: Education/training/planning for the public on emergency response and relief assistance Evacuation planning Damage assessment Mass care shelters Emergency transportation during disasters Haz-mat training and planning Counter terrorism response and training Visit www.ready.gov to learn how to prepare for natural and man-made emergencies and disasters YorkYork County Emergency Services DepartmentEmergency Services, York County Government
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. Initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. -Get disaster information -Plan ahead -Apply for assistance -Recover and RebuildFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Lancaster County Emergency Management AgencyServes as coordinator with county, state and federal agencies to mitigate the effects of disaster emergencies. Services include: - Assists businesses and industries that deal with hazardous chemicals to develop evacuation plans - Provides public education on actions to take during emergencies LancasterLancaster County Emergency Management AgencyCounty of Lancaster
Lebanon County Department of Emergency ServicesThe duties and responsibilities of the Emergency Management Agency revolve around specific core functions of the emergency management programs: Hazard Identification and Planning: conduct hazard identification and vulnerability analyses that identify the hazards presenting the greatest danger to the jurisdiction and the consequences and impact of the occurrences. Maintenance of the Emergency Partnership: develop and maintain effective relationships with emergency response agencies, as well as, government, private, and voluntary sectors of the community. The objectives of the relationships are to facilitate mutual consultation, exchange information and provide agreements for cooperative action. Emergency Response Systems: the development and maintenance of such systems as communications, warning, emergency public information, damage assessment, shelter, resource management, radiological defense and the emergency operations center. Coordination: coordinate the response and recovery activities of the departments and organizations involved in emergencies. One role for the emergency management coordinator is to serve as chief of staff to the responsible executive, be it a city manager, mayor, or county executive during a disaster or emergency situation. Hazard Mitigation: provide oversight and motivation to departments and agencies to carry out their duties in ways that avoid or minimize potential emergency conditions. Regulatory: participate in and contribute to the legislative and regulatory process as it relates to emergency management. Information: develop and implement public information and public relations activities. Administration: tasks include budget and finance, personnel, programs, supplies and reporting systems. Training: identify training needs and develop, participate in, and provide training programs. Planning: review and revise operation, recovery, mitigation, and other supporting plans on a regular basis. Drills: coordinate drills that test the written plans and procedures of emergency management and supporting agencies that are involved in emergency response and recovery.LebanonLebanon County Department of Emergency ServicesLebanon County Department of Emergency Services
Lehigh County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Information on county services is available by telephone or internet. 610-782-3000 Information and Referral 610-782-3001 County Executive 610-782-4600 Emergency Management 610-782-3014 Court Administration 610-782-3270 Prison 610-782-3390 Protection From Abuse Order Office 610-782-3175 Sheriff 610-782-3565 Community Development/Housing Rehabilitation LehighLehigh County Government CenterLehigh County Government Center
Northampton County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. 610-559-3000 Information and Referral 610-559-3191 County Executive 610-746-3194 Emergency Management 610-559-6700 Court Administration 610-923-4303 Prison 610 559-3061 Protection From Abuse Office 610-691-5620 Housing Rehabilitation ProgramNorthamptonNorthampton County Government CenterNorthampton County Government Center
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - Central OfficeDisaster management organizations and disaster preapredness information.DauphinPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - Eastern AreaDisaster management organizations and disaster preapredness informationBerksPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - Western AreaEmergency support coordination and disaster preparedness information.IndianaPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Schuylkill County CourthouseCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. The public can use the links on the web page to view the list of departments, elected officials, public meeting dates, townships, cities, and boroughs, certificates/forms available , civil court matters, parcel locator.SchuylkillSchuylkill County CourthouseSchuylkill County Courthouse
Schuylkill County Emergency Management AgencyServes as coordinator with county, state and federal agencies to mitigate the effects of disaster emergencies. Services include: Provide service that aids in the control of hazardous materials. Provides public education on actions to take during emergencies. Assists both public and private entities in developing mitigation plans to lessen the impact of disasters through hazardous identification and risk assessment. Help to develop evacuation plans in the case of emergencies. SchuylkillSchuylkill County Emergency Management AgencySchuylkill County Emergency Management Agency

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