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Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator

Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator

In accordance with Title 35, each municipality must have a local emergency management coordinator and an up-to-date emergency operations plan. The coordinator shall be professionally competent and capable of exerting leadership, planning, training and effecting coordination among operating agencies of government and controlling coordinated operations. The municipal coordinator helps the community to achieve proper levels of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation for various emergencies or disasters that might affect the municipality.

Process for Appointment of a Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator.  

You must request a Criminal Records Check for all who are recommended for appointment by completing a Pennsylvania State Police Form SP 4-164, "Request for Criminal Record Check".

Municipal Coordinator and Staff Certification Training

For upcoming meetings, trainings and exercises see the Emergency Services Calendar.

Local Emergency Management Coordinator

The proper assessment of damages incurred during a disaster event is an essential part of the recovery process. Without an accurate assessment of the damage, our citizens, municipalities, and the Commonwealth may not receive the federal funding they might otherwise be entitled to.

The links below provide access to forms which are designed to help you perform a proper initial damage assessment in your municipality. The information asked for in these forms contains all the information needed to be passed on to the state, so please be as complete as possible.

The Initial Damage Report Worksheet is for you to capture a quick “snapshot summary” of the damage in your area when conducting your windshield surveys. This would be the form you send to DES as soon as practical so that we can get an overview of damages throughout our county.

There are separate forms for more detailed assessments of Public Property (PA) and Individual Property (IA). Use these forms when talking to property owners, road masters, etc. to gather the information needed to send to PEMA. Once the forms have been completed, they must be sent to ACDES so they can be entered into the PEMA Damage Reporter system.

There is also an instruction sheet to help select the right damage category when conducting an IA assessment.

  • View FEMA Traing
    (Note: You must have a federal student ID number to take classes through FEMA)
  • View TRAIN PA
    s a gateway into the TRAIN Learning Network, the most comprehensive catalog of public health training opportunities for professionals who serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. 
  • View PEMA Website


FEMA Training: https://training.fema.gov/emi.aspx
(Note: You must have a federal student ID number to take classes through FEMA)
Train PA: https://www.train.org/pa/welcome
PEMA Website: https://www.pema.pa.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

Forms and Documents