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May 03, 2017, 15:51 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Announces Unconventional Gas Well Drilling (UGWD) Grant Program

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay announced today that the application period for the 2017 Unconventional Gas Well Drilling Grant Program is now...


May 03, 2017, 11:53 ET PEMA: House GOP Budget Would Compromise Public Safety

In a letter sent last month to the four chairmen of the House and Senate committees on Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Richard D....


Apr 14, 2017, 14:15 ET PEMA: Pennsylvania Contest Winner's Poster To Be Displayed Across the State

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) today announced that the statewide winner in the weather safety poster contest held earlier...


Apr 14, 2017, 12:18 ET PEMA Provides Tips for Calling 9-1-1, Recognizes Pennsylvania 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

The 9-1-1 system in Pennsylvania handles over nine million calls annually from those in need of emergency response from law enforcement, medical,...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:47 ET PEMA and Partner Agencies Collaborate on Flooding Prevention Seminars

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, along with the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Federal Emergency...


Mar 20, 2017, 09:15 ET PEMA: Winning TV PSA Contest Submission Now Airing

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) today announced that the winning entry in the TV PSA Contest held earlier this year is now...


Feb 21, 2017, 12:55 ET Wolf Administration to Assist Pennsylvania Communities and Citizens Hard-Hit by Flooding and Sinkholes

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), along with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), today announced that...


Feb 03, 2017, 15:20 ET PA State Fire Commissioner Announces $30 Million Available for Fire and Volunteer Ambulance Grant Applicants

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay announced today that $30 million in grants will be available to fire and...


Jan 05, 2017, 14:09 ET At Start of New Year, PEMA Director Encourages Pennsylvanians to "Resolve to be Ready" By Making Emergency Plans

As millions of Pennsylvanians think about changes they want to see in their lives and make resolutions for 2017, PA Emergency Management Agency...


Dec 28, 2016, 14:25 ET Year in Review: PEMA Director Shares Agency Accomplishments

Today, PA Emergency Management Agency Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. highlighted several of the agency's accomplishments in 2016. "PEMA's mission...


Dec 13, 2016, 09:47 ET Keep Pets Safe During Dangerous Cold Snap

State officials are urging the public to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their pets during a dangerous cold snap across much of the...


Dec 08, 2016, 18:33 ET Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated Due to Vehicle Accident and Road Closure in Erie County

The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at PA Emergency Management Agency headquarters outside Harrisburg has activated in response to...


Nov 22, 2016, 10:05 ET State Fire Commissioner Reminds Citizens to Cook Safely This Thanksgiving

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding citizens to follow common cooking safety rules when celebrating Thanksgiving this week with family...


Nov 14, 2016, 10:15 ET PEMA Accepting Submissions for Poster and PSA Contests

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is now accepting submissions from students in grades 1 through 12 for a poster and video public...


Oct 27, 2016, 09:15 ET Pennsylvania Citizens Reminded to Celebrate Safely This Halloween

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding parents and citizens to be safe when celebrating Halloween. "Halloween is generally an...


Oct 21, 2016, 07:26 ET PEMA Activates CRCC in Response to Flooding in North-Central PA

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today activated the state Commonwealth Response Coordination Center in response to flooding...


Oct 20, 2016, 15:15 ET PEMA Officially Opens New Facility with Ribbon Cutting, Open House and Preparedness Event

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency officially opened its new facility today with a ribbon cutting, open house and public...


Oct 17, 2016, 12:26 ET All PA Personnel Deployed to Assist in Hurricane Matthew Return to PA

The final group of Pennsylvania personnel who deployed to southern states to assist emergency responders after Hurricane Matthew returned to...


Jul 25, 2016, 13:57 ET Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated for DNC in Philadelphia

 The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg began operations at 8 a.m....


Jun 03, 2016, 10:41 ET Severe Weather Possible Across PA This Weekend

State officials are urging the public to pay close attention to local weather forecasts in anticipation of severe weather that is possible across...


Mar 21, 2016, 12:16 ET Start of Spring Brings Greater Risk of Flooding in Pennsylvania

 The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is reminding citizens to practice flood safety during the start of the Spring weather....


Feb 24, 2016, 22:22 ET PEMA Provides Storm Update

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the ongoing storm and coordinating responses between local responders and state...


Feb 09, 2016, 16:09 ET I-81 Southbound Closed in Schuylkill County; State Agencies Provide Update on Storm Response

State officials report that while there have been no widespread reports of problems on state-related roadways, Interstate 81 southbound in...


Feb 09, 2016, 09:07 ET UPDATE: SEOC Enhanced to Level 2: More State Agencies to Report to PEMA in Advance of Winter Storm

With a winter storm expected to start impacting the state overnight, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will enhance staffing to Level 3...


Feb 08, 2016, 16:15 ET SEOC Enhanced to Level 3: State Agencies to Report to PEMA in Advance of Winter Storm

With a winter storm expected to start impacting the state overnight, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will enhance staffing to Level 3...