What we do
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to ensure the City of Philadelphia is ready for any kind of emergency. OEM works with organizations throughout the City to prepare for possible emergencies in the City, lessen their impact, and recover as quickly as possible.
To meet our mission, the OEM:
- Teaches the public how to prepare for emergencies.
- Develops public safety plans for major events within the City.
- Oversees development of the City’s plans for large-scale emergencies and disasters.
- Conducts training and exercises to test the effectiveness of plans and policies.
- Collects, analyzes, and disseminates incident information.
- Coordinates and supports responses to and recovery from emergencies.
- Obtains funding in support of preparedness for Philadelphia.
Sep11EventEPOCH Conference (Emergency Protection of Culture & History)8:00 am to 3:00 pmMuseum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
EPOCH Conference (Emergency Protection of Culture & History)September 11, 20188:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7 hoursMuseum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapThe Office of Emergency Management is hosting EPOCH (Emergency Protection of Culture & History) a conference here in Philadelphia focused on emergency preparedness and response to disasters at museums and cultural/historically significant sites in Philadelphia. Our keynote speaker is Eric Gentry, Associate Director of Facilities and Emergency Management of the Smithsonian Institution. He will be speaking about the protection of Smithsonian sites and artifacts all over the world. In the afternoon, he will share with us the active shooter drill that took place in the Air & Space Museum.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) helps the city, state, and federal government understand to what degree hazards, like flooding or a blizzard, may affect Philadelphia.
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes the doctrine and principles for the City of Philadelphia’s emergency management program.