Chester County Emergency Management Division The Chester County Emergency Management Division is located with the county's 9-1-1 Communications Center. Originally known as Civil Defense, Emergency Management is responsible for maintaining emergency plans for a variety of natural and man-made disasters. This includes a periodic review of emergency response / action plans for:
Other organizations and facilities within our community
Over 100 Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act (SARA) sites
Two nuclear power plants
Emergency Operations Center In the event of an emergency involving two or more municipalities within our county, the division will activate the Chester County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate response and recovery efforts for local governments with county, state, and federal authorities. The EOC is fully equipped with dedicated communication, computer, and satellite link resources to assist the EOC staff in an emergency situation. Activities within the EOC are done in close cooperation with county commissioners, municipal emergency management agencies, and emergency responder organizations throughout the county.
Hazardous Materials Response Team The division also incorporates the county Hazardous Materials Response Team. This 32-member team responds to reported chemical releases and/or spills.
Training Emergency Management provides training for local municipal officials, emergency management personnel, and their staff members. The division also serves as liaison for training events hosted by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
For More Information For more information, please contact the deputy director.