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Emergency Management
Emergency Management is a legal responsibility and function of local, county, state and federal government.

Over the past two decades, federal and state laws were amended to include natural, technological and man-made disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs. National attention to emergency management began in the early 1950s with emphasis on civil defense or enemy attack preparedness.

Pennsylvania's Emergency Management Services Code (35 Pa. C. S. Section 7101-7707) became law in 1978 and replaced the State Council of Civil Defense Act of 1951. The 1978 Act consolidated existing state laws and updated the role of emergency management within the Commonwealth. Amendments to this Act in 1988 and 1989 further focused the role of emergency management personnel, organizations and responsibilities.

This state law requires that every county and municipal government develop and maintain an emergency management program consistent with the state and federal emergency management program.

An emergency management coordinator who is appointed by the Governor based upon the recommendation of the county or municipal elected officials administers each county and municipal program. The coordinator is an employee of the county or municipality and is responsible for implementing the program.

Important Contact Information
Emergency Management News
Montgomery County has implemented a system to notify residents during a major crisis or emergency. The Montgomery County Community Alert System delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices:
  • Email Account (work, home, other)
  • Cell phone (via SMS)
  • Pager
  • Smartphone/PDA (BlackBerry, Treo and other handhelds)
If an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will instantly notify you using the Community Alert System. This is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information. To learn more about this system or sign up visit the Montgomery County Community Alert System webpage.
Links to Emergency Response Information and Agencies
Montgomery County Department of Public Safety
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Preparedness for the Limerick Generating Station Area

Lower Pottsgrove Township, 2199 Buchert Road Pottstown, PA 19464
phone: 610-323-0436 | fax: 610-323-3824 | email: