Planning is an essential step toward insuring that we are properly prepared to deal with adversity
Planning ahead is a necessary step in assuring the safety and well-being of ourselves, family members, our neighbors, community, local businesses and industries, organizations and facilities tasked with caring for our most vulnerable populations. The planning should start at the individual and family level. Guides are provided to assist you in this first important step. Your individual and family planning should include communications, sheltering, evacuations and knowledge of what to do in the initial minutes, hours and days following a significant event.
Planning continues at all levels of the community and includes addressing potential natural, man-made and technological disasters. The plans may be broad based, such as the Schuylkill County Hazard Mitigation Plan or very specific, such as a dam emergency plan affecting only a small portion of a municipality. Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency, along with our network of local municipal coordinators work with partners to develop, exercise and improve the plans.
The sections below provide information on many of our plans and provides guides to assist in your planning process.
The Schuylkill County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) outlines how the County Government & Municipal Government comply with and implement the requirement of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code to protect the lives and property of the citizens of the county. The Schuylkill County Emergency Operations Plan serves as an emergency management link between school districts, local municipalities, and state government while incorporating the federal organizational concepts of the National Response Framework (NRF). This plan is utilized by the County and all 67 municipalities. Follow this link to the 2018 revision of the Emergency Operations Plan.
Appendix 6-10 to the Schuylkill County Emergency Operations Plan