The Hatfield Township Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is comprised of personnel from the Safety and Code Enforcement Department, Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, Fire / Rescue Services, and Administrative Staff.
The EMA coordinates emergency management and homeland security programs for Hatfield Township. Working in close partnership with public safety and public health agencies, the EMA plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, conducts training exercises and drills, and performs other services to support the Township’s overall preparedness. The EMA follows an all-hazards approach, preparing for emergencies of different types – whether they be natural or man-made.
Emergency management responsibilities at the local government level include:
The Emergency Management staff also provides Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) assistance to the business community with emergency plan development and staff training.
The EMA is always looking for township businesses willing to assist in emergency response and recovery. This assistance would be in the form of equipment, supplies, and personnel made available as needed. Some examples would be lumber for emergency shoring of weekend structures or excavations, generators and lighting, backhoes, dump trucks and other heavy construction equipment with operators.
Volunteers are also needed to assist with operations within the emergency operations center and in the field. Professionals such as engineers and building contractors, as well as residents with special skills or equipment, are multi-lingual, or military/first responder backgrounds are all needed.