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Activities, programs and systems developed prior to an emergency that support community readiness and resiliency assessment; development and testing of disaster plans; training of staff in plan implementation; establishment of collaborative arrangements with other services; provision of suitable warning systems; identification, procurement and/or collection of the facilities, equipment, supplies and trained personnel that will be necessary for responding to an emergency; and development and dissemination of information and/or training about how individuals and organizations can prepare for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.

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Allentown Health BureauThe health bureau's three main functions are to assess and monitor the population's health status, develop public policies to maintain and promote health and assure that the population has access to public health services. Clinics provide immunizations, STD/HIV testing, pregnancy testing, screening for prostate and breast cancer and monitoring of chronic diseases.Lead screenings provided in certain situations, not by the clinic. To contact Cancer Prevention and Screening Services, call 610-437-7513. Communicable Disease Control 610-437-7569: Communicable Disease 610-437-7632: TB Services 610-437-7742: STD/HIV Services Clinics (held at Alliance Hall, 245 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA): 610-437-7754: Immunization and Early Pregnancy Testing 610-437-8777: Lead Poisoning Screening 610-437-7569: Sexual Transmitted Disease 610-437-7742: HIV Testing 610-437-7632: Tuberculosis Environmental Health Services: Allentown City Hall 435 Hamilton Street, Fourth Floor Allentown, PA 18101-1699 610-437-7759: Institutional sanitation, food protection, animal control, housing sanitation, bed bugs, lead paint 610-439-5946: Fax 610-437-7535: Animal Control 610-437-7598: Injury Prevention Services (adults and children) Division Child/Adolescent Health Services: 610-437-7754: Immunizations 610-437-8777: Lead Testing 610-437-7615: Home Visits and Health Education 610-437-7633: Nurse-Family Partnership 610-437-7615: Referrals: Dental/Special Needs 610-437-8777: Pregnancy Testing Chronic Disease Division: Cancer Prevention and Screening Services: 610-437-7513 Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention Services: 610-437-7581 Osteoporosis Prevention Services: 610-437-7581 Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program: 610-437-7581 or 610-437-7513 Public Health Emergency Preparedness: 610-437-7577 Clinic Hours: Mon – 2-4 p.m; Tues – 1-5 p.m.; Wed – varies; Thurs – 2-4 p.m.; Fri – 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays: TB Testing (hours: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) - must live within the Allentown city limits; $5.00 cash fee. Tuesdays: STD/HIV Testing (hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – no residency restrictions; FREE. Wednesdays: Children’s immunizations (hours vary – appointment required) – must live within the Allentown city limits and be on Medicaid or have NO insurance. FREE. Thursdays: STD/HIV testing & Early Pregnancy Testing (hours: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) – no residency restrictions. FREE. Fridays: Adult Immunizations (hours: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) – must live within the Allentown city limits. FREELehighAllentown Health BureauAllentown Health Bureau
American Red Cross of PA Mountains - Altoona Office - Community PreparednessThe local Red Cross is committed to helping community members prepare for potential emergencies.Blair*American Red Cross - PA Mountains ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross of PA Mountains - Johnstown Office - Community PreparednessThe local Red Cross is committed to helping community members prepare for potential emergencies.Cambria*American Red Cross of PA Mountains ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley - Disaster PreparednessHelp people prevent, prepare for and respond to crises. Gives educational presentations to school children, church groups, individuals, businesses and other organization on the necessity of having concrete plans in case of an emergency.Dauphin*American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh ValleyAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross - Preparedness Health and Safety Services/TrainingProvides training and educational programs to help to save lives and empower people to respond to disasters and other life-threatening emergencies- from a fire to a heart attack. Trainings including First Aid, CPR, AEDs, Babysitter's Training, Wilderness First Aid, Sports Safety Training, Water Safety, Lifeguarding, Family Caregiving, Workplace Modules, and Pet First Aid. As a result, our communities are safer because of Red Cross training. Classes are held at the Red Cross, workplace sites, community centers, schools and other venues.Berks*American Red Cross - Tri-County ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross - Preparedness PresentationOffers educational presentations to faith-based groups, civic organizations, companies, nonprofit agencies, and others. Provide presentations regarding preparedness on disasters- how to be Red Cross Ready in case of an emergency like fires, floods, heat waves, earthquakes, hurricanes, cold weather, etc. Provide Health Services information in regards to our CPR/First Aid/AED training or any of our other Health Services classes. Provide neighborhoods information regarding preparedness after a disaster such as a house fire on the street through our Post Response Team. Install smoke alarms through our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and prepare children in grades 3-5 through our Pillowcase Project.Berks*American Red Cross - Tri-County ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Bethlehem Health BureauServices include: Environmental Health services include sanitation, animal control, lead abatement and food services. Clinic services: - Family Planning Clinic, immunization clinic and TB clinic are available by appointment only. - Wellness Center at the Health Bureau offers some immunizations and health screenings. Open Monday and Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Appointments preferred. - Walk in STD clinic offered Wednesdays 10:00am to 1:00pm, free for Bethlehem City residents Emergency Preparedness Division educates individuals and businesses on preparing for natural disasters, epidemics and/or other emergencies. Recruits and trains the medical reserve corps, a medical related volunteer corps that can be mobilized in response to disasters. Maternal and Child Health services include free dental care for uninsured children attending Bethlehem school district and in-home asthma trigger assessments. Chronic Disease and Health Education Programs focus on smoking prevention/cessation, injury prevention, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. NorthamptonBethlehem Health BureauBethlehem Health Bureau
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health surveillance, research and education/awareness activities in the United States. It tracks the incidence of communicable diseases and provides health information to consumers, healthcare professionals, organizations and researchers on a range of issues, including diseases and health conditions, emergency preparedness/response, environmental health, workplace safety and health, traveler's health, wellness promotion, injury prevention and safety. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
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
Crawford County Department of Public SafetyReceive 9-1-1 calls for emergency assistance and the dispatching of fire, ambulance, and police to the incident. Emergency Management functions of planning, training, exercise public safety, facilities, and the public in all-hazards emergencies. Assist in recovery operations after an emergency. Obtain new physical addresses and printing of maps of Crawford County.CrawfordCrawford County Department of Public SafetyCrawford County Department of Public Safety
Eastern Pennsylvania EMS CouncilA not-for-profit organization established by law to act as a local regulatory body assisting the Department of Health with local EMS organizations throughout the six-county EMS region. The Council's staff conducts inspections, facilitates quality assurance programs and assists other EMS organizations such as Communications Centers, in obtaining grants for equipment & training. The Council also provides technical assistance to various EMS services. LehighEastern Pennsylvania EMS CouncilEastern Pennsylvania EMS Council
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
General Preparedness - American Red Cross - North Central Pennsylvania ChapterGeneral preparedness initiatives are designed to build knowledge about disaster preparedness in age-specific populations. The preparedness model is built on three actions: Build a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. Through group presentations we discuss the measures to take for a variety of hazards that can occur in our region and encourage participants to think through and act upon gaps in their preparedness activities. · Be Red Cross Ready – This flagship program introduces the services and values of the Red Cross while engaging participants in the discussion of preparing their households to take action when disasters occur. Local resources, smart device apps, and family evacuation plans are among the topics covered through the presentation. The program can also focus on specific hazards, such as fires, floods, and winter storms, or be designed to address the specific needs of targeted audiences. · For Seniors By Seniors – This program is designed to specifically address the concerns of our senior population. The presentation focuses on keeping critical information current, developing and maintaining support systems, and demonstrating stress management practices. Participants learn how to shelter-in-place or prepare to leave quickly if needed.UnionAmerican Red Cross - North Central Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
General Preparedness - American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterGeneral preparedness initiatives are designed to build knowledge about disaster preparedness in age-specific populations. The preparedness model is built on three actions: Build a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. Through group presentations we discuss the measures to take for a variety of hazards that can occur in our region and encourage participants to think through and act upon gaps in their preparedness activities. · Be Red Cross Ready – This flagship program introduces the services and values of the Red Cross while engaging participants in the discussion of preparing their households to take action when disasters occur. Local resources, smart device apps, and family evacuation plans are among the topics covered through the presentation. The program can also focus on specific hazards, such as fires, floods, and winter storms, or be designed to address the specific needs of targeted audiences. · For Seniors By Seniors – This program is designed to specifically address the concerns of our senior population. The presentation focuses on keeping critical information current, developing and maintaining support systems, and demonstrating stress management practices. Participants learn how to shelter-in-place or prepare to leave quickly if needed. LuzerneAmerican Red Cross - Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Hazard Reduction - Lycoming CountyResponsible for Lycoming County's Flood Mitigation Plan.LycomingPlanning and Community DevelopmentLycoming County Government
Lancaster County Public Safety Training CenterProvides industrial safety and public safety training. - Administration Building - Burn Building - Drill Tower - Vehicle Fire Simulator - Flammable Liquid / Fuel Spill Fire Simulator - Smoke Building - Control Tower - Propane Tank Fire Simulator - Vehicle Rescue Pad - Training Pavilion - Confined Space Simulator - Trench Rescue - Drafting Pond - Driver Training Pad LancasterLancaster County Public Safety Training CenterCounty of Lancaster
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)
Salvation Army - Emergency Disaster ServicesProvides services at the scene of emergencies and disasters. Services might include: food service (mobile unit or on-site facilities), shelter, clothing, counseling, referrals for support of disaster victims and relief workers.AlleghenyEmergency Disaster ServicesSalvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
United States Department of Homeland SecurityFocused on protecting the American people and the country by preventing and disrupting terrorist attacks; protecting the American people, critical infrastructure and key resources; responding to and recovering from incidents that do occur; and continuing to strengthen appropriate measures to safeguard the safety and security of the nation's borders. United States Department of Homeland SecurityUnited States Department of Homeland Security
York County Emergency Services Department - Special Needs RegistryThe York County Special Needs Registry is a free, confidential, and voluntary program offered by the Office of Emergency Management to aide local municipalities in identifying those residents in their communities who may need additional assistance during an emergency or disaster, as required by state law. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals: •with mobility difficulties •with intellectual or developmental disabilities •with sight or hearing impairments •with special medical equipment •without a reliable or consistent form of transportation •without access to emergency information via TV, radio, internet Any information provided is collected into a spreadsheet and then forwarded on to municipal Emergency Management Agencies to assist in emergency planning and response efforts. The Registry can be used for more than just evacuation purposes -- the information it provides is also helpful in any emergency situation (fire, chemical spill, police incident, etc). All information is secure and confidential. Please fill out the form below to register yourself, a family member, or client. A document is also available if you’d rather print out and mail a form to us. You can also find information on emergency planning for children with special needs here. Please use the following links for printable forms: https://yorkcountypa.gov/images/pdf/emergency-management/SNR-Form-Oct-2018.pdf Here is additional information to consider when preparing: https://yorkcountypa.gov/images/pdf/emergency-management/Flyer-on-EP-for-Children-with-Special-Needs.pdfYorkYork County Emergency Services DepartmentEmergency Services, York County Government

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