Emergency Management

Our emergency management coordination team of three includes Coordinator Robert Kay, Sr. and Deputy Coordinators Chris Edwards and Dave Kuhns. They have developed and maintain a comprehensive emergency management plan to address various types of emergencies, including preparing for, responding to, and recovery from emergencies.

Together this team works with Township departments, volunteer units, regional partners, and other organizations that may have a role in an emergency.

Fire and Ambulance

The Upper Makefield Fire Company serves the majority of the Township, along with the Lingohocken Fire Company. Both are all-volunteer fire companies.
St. Mary’s Hospital provides 24/7 emergency service with an ambulance housed at UMFC Station 71 on Taylorsville Road.
The Fire Marshal regularly inspects commercial properties and reviews fire safety for public buildings during the planning process.

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Weather

As a tree-lined community built along the Delaware River and its tributaries, the effects of wind and rain bring focus to our emergency management programming.

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Flooding

Our team stays apprised of weather forecasts and monitors river levels. To help residents stay informed, we’ve developed a checklist for how you can mitigate flooding and power outages. We have detailed flood mitigation information, developed with FEMA, as well.

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Power Outages

When you lose power, text PECO, (Text “OUT” to 697326) or report it online. PECO scores calls to set priorities, so the earlier a customer calls, the sooner power may be restored. Reminder: ​To report a gas emergency or a downed or sparking power line, please call 1-800-841-4141.

Emergency Preparedness Made Simple

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Download this app from FEMA for Emergency alerts, safety tips, a supply kit checklist and more.

Read Emergency Tips, by type of event at ready.gov.