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Posted on: September 16, 2015

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

Transportation Incident Preparedness & Response: “Flammable Liquid Unit Trains” for First Responders

PA State Fire Academy

Course Offering for all first responders and emergency management personnel in Westmoreland County:

The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is offering this 8 hour class utilizing curriculum developed by numerous agencies working with the U.S. Department ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

County Commissioners Recognize September as National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

Westmoreland County Public Safety Department Director Mertz was presented a Proclamation on September 10th by the Commissioners at the courthouse.
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Preparing makes sense. Learn more in the brochure belowRead on...

Preparing Makes Sense/Get Ready Now Brochure
Posted on: September 4, 2015

PEMA Urges Citizens to Utilize Free Smartphone App to Prepare for Emergencies

ReadyPA App

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians can use free tools available from the ReadyPA app to take simple steps to make sure they’re ready for any type of incident. September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide month-long effort to encourage households, b...Read on...

Visit ReadyPA website
Posted on: September 2, 2015

Aerial Activity - Black Fly Spraying Sept 2 and 3, 2015

Black Fly Suppression Pgm

An aerial black fly suppression operation has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, September 2 and 3, 2015. Youghiogheny, Kiskiminetas, and Conemaugh Rivers along with Connoquenessing, Slippery Rock, Mahoning, Redbank, and Loyalhanna Creeks will be...Read on...

Learn more about the Black Fly Suppression Program
Posted on: August 17, 2015

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat Tips

During an extreme heat event, check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day. The elderly, people with a chronic medical condition, children, homeless or poor, outdoor workers, and athletes are most at-risk to heat sickness.

View CDC brochure
Posted on: December 11, 2014

Westmoreland County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan

Westmoreland County’s Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated status of “Approved Pending Adoption” of the countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

The Westmoreland County Board of C...Read on...

Hazard Mitigation Plan website