Sinclair Salisbury, Emergency Management Coordinator
Rick Schea, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
425 Wells Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Pennsylvania being a “Commonwealth” delegates the responsibility for all emergency services and disasters to the lowest form of government. All boroughs and townships are responsible to handle all emergency response issues until they are overwhelmed, at which point assistance can be requested from the next higher form of government.
An example of a possible emergency would be a chemical spill on Rt.611 where a vapor cloud forces the evacuation of a residential neighborhood, extensive storm damage, or a large fire in an apartment complex, again forcing the relocation of residents.
This means that Doylestown Township is required to be prepared to deal with all emergency situations until the incident becomes so large Township resources are exhausted or specialist assistance is needed. When this point is reached assistance would be requested from the County; if the County becomes overwhelmed State and then Federal assistance would be brought on line.EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN
Doylestown Township EOP
Part 1 Click here to view A public document
Part 2 Table of Contents Not subject to PA Right to Know
Part 3 Table of Contents Not subject to PA Right to Know
Annex See pages 5 & 6 of Part 1 for list of contents Not subject to PA Right to Know
If you feel you may not be ready for such a situation now is the time for you to make some preparations along with putting together a “Go Kit”. You will find guidance to preparation on the following web pages:
Bucks County Emergency Management Agency
One way you can help yourself and family is to ensure you receive any alerts about potential or imminent emergencies in Doylestown Township. Alerts are broadcast by authorized senders at the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency through the Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN) to residents who have signed up at READY NOTIFY PA.
We urge ALL RESIDENTS to sign up at the link below. (We do not necessarily recommend you sign up for traffic alerts unless you feel that would be especially useful to you, as this busy area has many traffic incidents, and you may find the repeated traffic alerts a nuisance.)
Ready Notify PA