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
Check back or click the link below to subscribe to the Penn Township EMA Calendar, for up to date training, meetings and events.
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 warmer weather approaching, so will the Spring storms and flooding. Did you know flooding is Pennsylvania’s top hazard? Just about anywhere it can rain, it can flood. Many of our major flooding events tend to occur during the spring months after a big snow melt combined with heavy rain. We also tend to see the skies open up during hurricane season, when tropical systems dump heavy rain across the Commonwealth. Both tend to cause flooding near rivers, streams and creeks. But lately, we have grown accustom to highly-localized, heavy rain events causing flash flooding, well away from any floodplains. Flooding is a big hazard and we have a few tips to help prepare and mitigate the impacts of flooding.
In a special addition of this months ReadyPA Newsletter, we also discuss the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to mitigate the spread of the virus. Click here for the ReadyPA-Newsletter-March-2020.
For more information on COVID-19 visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
For up to date information on PA guidelines, closings and requirements regarding the COVID-19 outbreak visit the PA Department of Health website at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
ALWAYS check on the elderly!! DIAL 911 for EMERGENCIES!
To learn more about general preparedness and for a seasonal preparedness calendar visit: 2020 ReadyPA Preparedness Calendar
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