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About PEMA

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency helps communities and citizens mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other humanmade disasters. PEMA supports county emergency management agencies by coordinating and engaging the whole community including federal and state partners, volunteer organizations involved in disasters, private sector business community and citizens.



Executive Staff
Senior Staff

Emergency Management Council


Mission and Authority  

Past PEMA/Civil Defense Directors


Past PEMA/Civil Defense Directors Appointed Since 1951