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2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan Updates

The 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan draft is now ready for review.  The draft will be available for public comment through October 4, 2019.  Please click HERE to review the document.


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Contact Information

Emergency Management Agency

29 VanKuren Dr., Suite 2
Towanda, PA 18848

Phone: (570) 265-5022
Fax: (570) 265-4774

911 Communications

22 Burgert Drive
Towanda, PA 18848

Phone: (570) 265-9101 (Non-emergency)
Fax: (570) 265-2407


Robert Barnes, Director, Public Safety –barnesr@bradfordco.org

Sarah Neely, Emergency Management Coordinator – neelys@bradfordco.org
Rob Repasky, 911 Director – repaskyr@bradfordco.org

Office Hours

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Department Description

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is comprised of the County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and 911 Communications. The department covers all of Bradford County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It provides support for citizens and first responders through resource and incident response coordination, emergency communications and training. The DPS ensures that as a county we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate hazards.


DPS works to:

  • Respond to the needs of the residents of our county
  • Support our citizens and first responders through resource and incident response coordination, emergency planning and training
  • Work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate both natural and manmade disasters

Emergency Management Agency Services

The EMA:

  • Coordinates program management for the 51 local emergency management coordinators
  • Writes, revises, and guides emergency plan development
  • Coordinates/mobilizes emergency response resources
  • Serves as point of contact for all requests to the state for material, equipment and supplies during declared or imminent emergency situations
  • Serves as point of contact for county assistance to communities
  • Coordinates and schedules training programs for fire department, EMS and emergency management personnel
  • Maintaind regional focus on planning for emergency response and regional planning effort
  • Served as the point of contact for resources to support non-governmental organizations in time of emergencies
  • Maintains County Incident Management Team (CIMT), Auxiliary Communications Services Team (ACS), Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM), Hazardous Materials Decon Team, hazardous materials response and associated resources
  • Provides outreach services to the community to assist residents to be informed, make a plan, build a kit and get involved.

The National Weather Service and state officials declared Bradford County a Storm Ready County in 2000. The designation was recently renewed in 2014.

The Department of Public Safety is affiliated with the North Central Task Force, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International Association of Emergency Managers, Keystone Emergency Management Association, National Safety Council, National Fire Protection Association, and International Association of Fire Chiefs.

911 Communications Services

911 Communications:

  • Answers call from 14 boroughs and 37 townships
  • Dispatches for:
    • 25 volunteer fire departments
    • Eight local police agencies
    • Three advanced life support EMS agencies
    • Seven basic life support ambulance services
    • Bradford County Sheriff’s Department
    • Bradford County Probation
    • Bradford County Coroner
    • Bradford County EMA
    • Red Cross
    • Children and Youth Services
    • Area Agency on Aging

Documents & Forms

Bradford County Emergency Operations Plan

Hazard Mitigation Plan

CodeRED Registration Form


Local Mitigation Plan Review Crosswalk

Municipality Flood Vulnerability Maps

Critical Facilities and Maps

2009 and 2012 Mitigation Opportunity Forms

2015 Mitigation Opportunity Forms

Risk Assessment Hazards Map

Annual Review Information

County and Municipal Adoption Resolutions

Mission Statement

EMS Training Request Form

Bradford County 911 Re-addressing

Emergency Preparedness Booklet