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.
The heavy rain and high winds of Tropical Storm Isaias caused flooding and power outages in the city. In this post you can find the latest information on the City’s response along with resources available to help as you recover from the severe storm.
There are no upcoming events.
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.