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Western Area Office

The PEMA Western Area Office works as the field extension of PEMA, in a liaison capacity, coordinating with commonwealth agencies, county and municipal government, volunteers and volunteer organizations, and the private sector in the prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery from all types of disasters.

The Western Area Office serves 24 counties and the City of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania. The office has a staff of emergency management specialists that can provide specialized assistance and expertise to counties before, during, and after a disaster.

The western area counties we work with are:

  • Allegheny
  • Armstrong
  • Beaver
  • Butler
  • Cambria
  • Cameron
  • Clarion
  • Clearfield
  • Crawford
  • Elk
  • Erie
  • Fayette
  • Forest
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • McKean
  • Mercer
  • Somerset
  • Venango
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland 

This partnership of state, county, and municipal level emergency management strives to ensure the safety of all Pennsylvania residents and visitors. Through mitigation, planning, training, preparedness and exercises, emergency management staff prepare before disaster strikes.

However, when disaster does strike, PEMA Western Area Office staff is prepared to respond to the county's need for assistance in the form of support staff for damage assessment, assistance with unmet needs, and liaison between the county and other commonwealth agencies.

The PEMA Western Area Office is StormReady.


The PEMA Western Area Office is located at:

276 Stormer Road, Indiana, PA 15701

Contact Us

Office Telephone Number:  724-357-2990
Toll-free in Pennsylvania:  800-972-7362
Fax:  724-357-2992

​Name and Email ​Title ​Phone Number
​Philip G. Barker​Western Area Director​724-357-2990
Chris Selfridge​Western Area Deputy Director​724-357-0108
​​Michael J. Hajjar​Emergency Management Specialist​724-599-1341
​Charlie Hughes​Emergency Management Specialist​724-357-0106
​Mike Kane
​Emergency Management Specialist
​Gwendolyn I. Howell​Clerk Typist​724-357-0101
​William M. Malia​Emergency Management Specialist​724-357-0105
​Kenneth E. Mostyn​Emergency Management Specialist​724-357-0104
Vacant​Emergency Management Specialist​724-357-0107
​Vacant​Radio Telecom Specialist​724-357-0102
Mark R. WinelandState Fire Academy​724-357-0103