Emergency Management

Our Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the judicious planning, assignment and coordination of all available resources for an integrated program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for emergencies of any kind that may occur within Luzerne County.

What's new?

Our organization is continuing our "year of HAZMAT Training" with an Operations Level class now scheduled for May and June!

A G386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response course is coming to Luzerne County EMA for June, currently the only one offered in the state!!

For more details, course announcements, and an udated calendar (as of May 5th, 2019), please click on our training page and its links!

Here is the latest Information from the National Weather Service concerning our area:


On April 24th, we successfully completed our Medical Service-1 Radiological Drill Evaluation!  A special thank you to all participants whom helped us succeed:  Talen Energy, PEMA, Kingston Area Ambulance, Plains Township Fire, and the Geisinger Wyoming Valley ER Team!!!  For more photos click on this link:  Photo slide show

County residents can easily receive emergency alerts via text and email from Luzerne County’s Swift911 system! Please click on the link below and download the Swift911 public app or just text Swift911 to 99538 on any smartphone!

Add or Remove yourself from the Swift 911 emergency notification system.
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