Central Area Office
PEMA Central Area Office staff works directly with all central 23 counties and municipalities, three regional task forces, and many committees and subcommittees. The central area also works closely with other state and federal agencies that have a role in emergency planning, response and recovery.
The central area counties we work with are:
Typical threats in central area are flooding, severe storms, fires, hazardous material incidents, and all other threats experienced in the commonwealth. Another growing concern centers around Marcellus shale well drilling and its impact on local emergency providers.
The PEMA Central Area Office is StormReady.
The Central Area Office is located at PEMA headquarters at:
1310 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17110
Office Telephone Number: 717-651-7060
Toll-free in Pennsylvania: 800-272-7362
|Name and Email||Title||Phone Number|
|Fred Boylstein||Central Area Director||717-651-7079|
|Jim Kerstetter||Central Area Deputy Director – Emergency Management Specialist||717-651-7064|
|Kevin Craver||Emergency Management Specialist – Training||717-651-7063|
|Joel Kissinger||Emergency Management Specialist – County and Municipal Planner||717-651-7061|
|Laura Laucks||Emergency Management Specialist – Mitigation and Citizens Corp/NIMS ||717-651-7062|
|Andrea Ruck||Clerk Typist||717-651-7060|