MEMA manages and coordinates emergency response efforts for the Commonwealth and coordinates the response to requests for state assistance from local jurisdictions, state agencies and other public safety partners, ensuring the Commonwealth maintains a high degree of preparedness and readiness.

This section focuses on Communications, Situational Awareness, & State Assistance:

  • The State Emergency Operations Center is the location from which the Commonwealth coordinates the support and response activities to planned events and emergency incidents throughout the State.
  • The 24/7 Communications Center provides dispatch services statewide for 10 state agencies, coordinates communications support requests, and provides situational awareness to local jurisdictions and state partners.
  • Mutual aid and Fire Mobilization are tools which the Commonwealth and local jurisdictions use to manage and respond to planned events and emergency incidents.