In accordance with Title 35, each municipality must have a local emergency management coordinator and an up-to-date emergency operations plan. The coordinator shall be professionally competent and capable of exerting leadership, planning, training, and effecting coordination among operating agencies of government and controlling coordinated operations. The municipal coordinator helps the community to achieve proper levels of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation for various emergencies or disasters that might affect the municipality.

For questions regarding appointing a coordinator, developing an emergency operations plan, or if your municipality is interested in teaming up with others to better utilize resources and efforts, contact Bill James at 717-840-2990 or

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Title 35 - Emergency Management Services Code
Act 147 - Radiation Protection Act


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 Coordinator Appointment Information

New Coordinator Description & Appointment Form


Coordinator Certification and Training

PEMA Directive
Sample Letter

You must be certified at the Basic Level within 1 year of appointment. You must be certified at the Advanced Level within 3 years of appointment. There is a 1 year waiting period between Basic and Advanced. You must also attend 3 out of 4 quarterly training sessions to maintain certification.

Local Certification Checklist - Basic
Local Certification Checklist - Advanced 
Local Certification Checklist - Professional

Program Orientation, Duties and Responsibilities (updated March 2019) Use in conjunction with the York County Local Emergency Management Coordinator's Handbook below in the Coordinator's Resources section.

 Quarterly Training Schedule (link to material)





Local EMC Quarterly Training

Jan 5, 2022


6:30 pm



Local EMC Quarterly Training

Apr 6, 2022


6:30 pm



Local EMC Quarterly Training 

Jul 6, 2022


6:30 pm



Local EMC Quarterly Training

Oct 5, 2022


6:30 pm




Local Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Basic Plan and Checklists must be reviewed every 2 years.

Local Emergency Operations Plan Tool Kit

Pandemic Municipal Plan Outline

EOP Review, Maintenance & Concurrence



Coordinator’s Resources Forms, videos, etc.

York County Local Emergency Management Coordinator's Handbook (updated Jan 2020)

York County OEM Section of Handbook (updated March 2019)

Resource Request Form

Resource Request Addendum- Generators

Municipal Road Condition Tracking Form

Duly Enrolled form

Duly Enrolled Directive

Hazard Mitigation Plan

COOP Manual

COOP Plan Template (.doc)

COOP Workbook Template (.xls)

NWS Support

HAzardous Weather Plan



 Elected Officials

Elected Officials Training Series.

Elected Officials Seminar



9 am- 11 am

Elected Officials Role in Emergency Management

G402 Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives/Senior Officials



8 am- 11 am


Emergency Management Handbook for Elected Officials

Elected Officials: What You Need to Know About NIMS

The First Hour


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 Damage Reporting and Incident Reports

Damage Reporting Flyer

York County Damage Form 1

ICS 209 Short SCTF (.doc)

Impact Statement

Declaration of Disaster Emergency forms

Damage Reporting Training

Weather Damage Report

Initial Damage Reporting




Damage Reporting, Impact Statements

Initial Damage Reporting






Damage Reporting, Impact Statements

Initial Damage Reporting




Damage Reporting, Impact Statements


Radio and Paging

Radio Help Desk 717-840-2924,

EMA Portable Radio Training

EMA Base Station Radio Training

Radio Fleet Map

Alpha Gold Pager Manual

Alpha Elegant/Legend Pager Manual

XG-15P Portable Radio Quick Reference Guide

XG-75M/M7300 Mobile Radio Quick Reference Guide