Plan, Prepare & Mitigate


Planning and training are keys to effectively dealing with different types of disasters. Emergency plans are developed as blueprints for response to a variety of scenarios and assist communities in developing localized emergency operations plans.

Other Preparations

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was established under Act 165 of 1990. The responsibility of LEPC is to receive information about hazardous chemicals, analyze the information, and develop plans for responding to chemical emergencies within York County. LEPC is comprised of a broad representation of the community including elected officials, law enforcement, the fire community, health and environmental workers, the news media, along with local business owners and operators. These individuals volunteer their time to attend meetings, review plans and provide education to the residents of the County.

LEPC, through the SARA Planning Specialist, assists industries with planning, training and exercises, and coordination with emergency responders. It is through this outreach that emergency responders along with industry, strengthen their ability to respond to real chemical emergencies, in the event that one would occur.

The York County LEPC meets at 10 am on the third Tuesday of every other month, beginning in February. The meeting is held at the York County Emergency Services Center, 120 Davies Drive, York, PA 17402. To contact the LEPC, call our office at 717-840-2990.


Mitigation is another way to say "relieve" or "alleviate". Periodically, York County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the York County Planning Commission updates the Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF). This plan examines the hazards that could affect the county and lays out the strategies to mitigate them.