Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Safety & emergency preparedness

Attend a workshop

The Office of Emergency Management offers the following workshops that will leave you with knowledge of what to do in the event of an emergency. To sign up for a workshop, or for more information, email oem@phila.gov or call (215) 683-3261.

Community workshops

The goal of READYCommunity is to help residents across Philadelphia prepare for emergencies. This series of workshops helps the public better prepare for and persevere through a crisis, whether it be within one home or a city block. Your community will be educated on emergency preparedness and how to create neighborhood emergency plans that are relevant and specific to your community.

Personal and family workshops

In the READYhome workshop, we give residents easy-to-follow tips on how to come up with an emergency plan. These plans include family members with disabilities, for pets, and how to shelter in place. We also let you know about ReadyPhiladelphia, Philadelphia’s emergency text and email alert system.

Business workshops

This workshop is specifically for local businesses and non-profits. We’ll discuss:

  • local hazards,
  • tips on how to set up a Business Continuity Plan,
  • how to let workers know about the plan,
  • how to protect a business,
  • how to act in an emergency and
  • putting your plan into action

Email oem@phila.gov or call (215) 683-3261 to schedule a workshop for you and your employees.