The Penn Township Emergency Management Agency exists to protect people and property. Building a safer community through partnerships with our government officials, first responders, volunteer and faith-based organizations, school district, businesses, and citizens to save lives, protect property, and to reduce the effects of disasters.
- Paul Wersing – Director 55
- Mark Kurisko – Deputy
- Jeremy Dixon – Deputy
- Chuck Miller – Deputy
- George Adamson – Deputy
- Josh Supancic – Deputy
- Karen Horchak – Team Member
- Bill Mihalco – Team Member
Individual Preparedness Resources
- Ready: A National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Visit: ready.gov
- National Weather Service: Visit: weather.gov
- CodeRED Emergency Notifications: The CodeRED mobile app, which delivers free emergency notifications to Westmoreland County residents, is also used by other communities throughout the United States and Canada for alerts. Visit: co.westmoreland.pa.us/2749/CodeRED-Emergency-Notifications
With winter weather in our near future, the Penn Township Emergency Management Agency would like to provide you with valuable information to help you weather the winter weather
Know Before You Go
Winter weather can occur anywhere and can include freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds or a combination of all these conditions. Since holidays are traditionally a time of travel for families and many people choose vehicle travel, you should always know the weather before you go.
If you are on the road in winter weather, drive slower than normal and leave room between you and surrounding vehicles when roads are wet, snowy, or icy. DO NOT use cruise control, brake quickly, or take sharp turns.
STAY ALERT! Make sure you keep your gas tank over half full and keep a close eye on road conditions, which can change rapidly. On road trips, take breaks often so you can stay focused on the road.
It is important to minimize your travel during a winter storm. Even if winter weather conditions are not obviously present, conditions like black ice can cause vehicles to lose control.
To learn more about general preparedness and for a seasonal preparedness calendar visit: 2019 Seasonal Preparedness Calendar
Keep in mind, with cold weather here, consider having your chimney cleaned before that first fire in the fireplace. With the weather being so unpredictable, remember to keep check on your neighbors, especially the elderly. DIAL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES!
We are looking for individuals and community groups to join our team. If you have an interest in building a safer Penn Township, please contact us.
- Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety: co.westmoreland.pa.us/808/911Public-Safety
- Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan: https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/1853/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan
- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency: pema.pa.gov
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: penndot.gov
- Federal Emergency Management Agency: fema.gov