Office of Emergency Management
The Bristol Township Office of Emergency Management is staffed by a full-time Emergency Management Director who also serves as the Chief of the Dept of Fire Rescue and the Fire Marshal, 7 Full-time Firefighters/Fire Inspector/EMTs, and 1 Administrative Assistant/Fire Inspector/EMT. These same employees also make up the staff within the Department of Fire Rescue and the Office of the Fire Marshal.
One of the key functions of this office is maintaining an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The EOP includes a vulnerability assessment, emergency plans, and a list of various resources and contacts that may be needed during a disaster.
To support the EOP, the Office of Emergency Management maintains an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within the municipal complex. The EOC is equipped with numerous two-way radio consoles, computer/internet accessibility, a weather station which can be accessed remotely, as well as radio and TV monitoring capabilities. The radio consoles give us the capability of communicating with every fire department, police department, emergency medical services, and Sheriffs in Bucks County, the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as several emergency services agencies in the neighboring counties. The EOC is supported by an emergency generator should this area experience a power outage.
In addition, the Emergency Management Directors vehicle can also serve as a mobile command post with many of the same capabilities.
During certain disaster emergencies the Emergency Management Director will coordinate the operation of our local resources such as our fire companies, rescue squads, police department, and public works. The Emergency Management Director is also responsible for coordinating with outside agencies such as; the American Red Cross, Bucks County Emergency Management, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US. Coast Guard, and the Pennsylvania National Guard.
To promote emergency preparedness the Emergency Management Director hosts emergency planning meetings involving representatives from Lower Bucks Hospital, Silver Lake Nursing Center, Legacy Gardens Nursing Home, Bristol Township School District, Bucks Co. Technical High School, and Conwell-Egan High School. In addition to these planning meetings, when an event such as a major storm threatens the safety of our residents or will likely hamper the township’s ability to respond to emergencies in a timely manner, the Emergency Management Director will facilitate emergency planning meetings or by other means share pertinent information to enhance situational awareness and preparedness efforts. These meetings would involve the previously mentioned groups, as well as our fire companies, rescue squads, Building & Planning Dept., and township administration officials.
If you have questions regarding emergency management, please do not hesitate to contact the Emergency Management Director, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm @ (267) 812-2938. You can also email the Emergency Management Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Fire and Medical Emergencies Dial 911
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