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 whether the winter weather. In this issue of the Ready PA Monthly, we talk to Jeff Jumper, the State Meteorologist. The State Meteorologist answers questions about winter terms, winter weather alerts, and snow squalls.
The 2019 November Ready PA Monthly also provides facts and tips on how to keep you and your family Holiday Safe. Finally, the Ready PA Action Sheet provides information on getting your vehicle ready for the winter.
Find the latest Ready PA Newsletter here: ReadyPA November 2019 Newsletter
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. Also, with Thanksgiving right around the corner please take extra caution if you plan on deep frying a turkey. Turkey fryers are one of the leading causes to house fires during the holiday season.
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