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Emergency Management
Berks County > Municipalities > Union Township

 

Union Township Emergency Management
 
Coordinator:              Jim Marasco
                                  E-Mail: safetyhawk@verizon.net

Deputy Coordinator:  Robert Erb
                                   Cell: 610-476-0988
                                   Office: 610-582-3356
                                    Fax: 610-582-4737
                                E-Mail: bobbyerbbuilder@aol.com

                       
Pennsylvania law and Federal regulations mandate that each municipality must have an Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Operations Center and an emergency Operations Plan, along with required levels of training for all local officials and staff personnel.  The mission of Union Twp. EMA is to have a plan for organizing and providing resources to assist the public in any type of natural or manmade disaster.

The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for managing Union Township Emergency Management Program during each of the four phases of Emergency Management, which include: response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation planning. The Emergency Management Coordinator is also responsible for:

Coordinating training programs and emergency operations drills.

Assisting departments with their emergency and mitigation plans.
Operating the Emergency Operations Center when necessary to manage the distribution of city services and resources to respond to and recover from a man-maid or natural event of significant impact to the city.
Administering the submittal process for federal and state reimbursement claims for the borough costs during emergency operations.

Managing grant funding that is received through various grant programs established under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 

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