Emergency Management Office

Disasters are going to happen despite our best efforts. Knowing how to deal with them helps to reduce loss of life and property now and in the future.

The York County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a division of the York County Department of Emergency Services (DES), administers the Emergency Management Program (EMP).


It is the vision of the York County Office of Emergency Management to be recognized as the most professional, well respected, proactive, community and customer oriented municipal emergency management agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


York County Office of Emergency Management is charged with protecting the community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters.



South Central Alert


Emergency Management Agencies throughout the South Central Task Force (SCTF), which includes the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York, are implementing a new emergency notification service.  This service will allow residents and businesses in the eight county area to be notified of an emergency situation and important alert messages in a variety of ways, including on their cell phones, home and work phones, by text messaging and e-mail.

Many residents and business already have been added to the system from publicly available White and Yellow pages information.  But this listing only provides a single contact phone number.  People with unlisted phone numbers, or those whose primary phone number is a cell phone or VoIP, must provide their contact information if they wish to receive these alerts.

Registration is handled by clicking on the picture above.

People who wish to receive alerts on phone numbers other than the number listed in the White or Yellow pages, and those people who would like to receive alerts via email, SMS, TDD/TTY, etc., will also need to register.

Remember, if we cannot reach you, we cannot alert you.

We Are StormReady


StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.