Emergency Management
The Pennsylvania Management Services Code requires each municipality to have an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) which includes a Basic Plan, a Checklist and a Notification & Resource Manual (NARM). The first two documents are available to the public. The NARM is covered by the state privacy law. The reason for this is that it lists personnel, places and equipment that would be essential in dealing with an emergency/disaster.The plans must be reviewed every two years. In the absence of a plan, the County would have to act in the Supervisors place.

Karl Verren - Emergency Management Coordinator

Tom Newman - Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

The township supervisors have appointed Tom Newman as the Emergency Management Coordinator and Bob O'Donnell as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. Their job, in the event of a "Emergency declaration" by the supervisors, would be to coordinate the township assets, business assets and volunteers in order to deal with the issues at hand. Examples of  emergencies that the supervisors might be faced with include severe weather, flooding, power outages, forest fires etc. "Emergency declarations" last for 7 days until renewed by the municipality. The emergency declaration empowers the supervisors to address the issues & bring in township and business resources. It also provides the basis for seeking aid from the Governor & the federal government in order to defray some of the cost.

On September 1st, 8th & 15th from 6:30-9:30 Carbon County is offering CERT classes at its offices in Nesquehoning. On each of these three evening you would learn how to deal with basic medical situations, how to deal with fires, & basic search and rescue until first responders arrived. We heartily encourage the residents of the Township to sign up by calling Carbon EMA 570-325-3097. Come with a neighbor or friend!







Normal Operations, routine, events with relatively minor damages

9-1-1 center monitoring the situation, EMA on call

HAZMAT incidents, fires, flood watch


Threats that require situational awareness, planning or possible county-level response

County EMA staff reports to the EOC or incident site to monitor needs for county or out-of county resources

Localized flooding, major HAZMAT


Threats that require increased situational awareness, coordination or damage assessment

Partial mobilization of EOC Staff, & ESFs as required.

Significant flooding, severe winter weather


Catastrophic damage involving the entire county or neighboring counties

Full mobilization of EOC Staff with all available ESFs.

Severe winter storm, hurricane