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Summer Storms

The Oklahoma tornadoes remind us of the importance of having a plan in place long before disaster strikes. Today we encourage you to sit down with your family or business continuity planner, and map out your family or business plan. Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, and although some more than others, everyone is at risk. See the "Emergency Resources" tab to the right for more information on how to plan for a severe weather event.

Homeland Security, is Hometown Security

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, and the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets, and must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying projects with a broad focus that will support local communities.

See the local security initiatives we have going on here in Pittsburgh, to include our Suspicious Activity Reporting page.

Active Shooter Information

Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community.

Pittsburgh's Citiparks can keep you updated with where cooling centers are being opened up around the city, to include contact information andhours of operation. On the map, the house icons are the locations of un-opened shelters, while the sun symbol represents those that are open. 

posted 7/17/13 @ 3:27 pm

Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, and although some more than others, everyone is at risk. You can take steps to prepare for when severe weather strikes in your area. Knowing the most common weather hazards in your area, your vulnerability, and what actions you should take can save your life and others. 

Severe Weather is ever present during Pittsburgh's change of seasons. Review the "Emergency Resources" tab we have at right, to see our Summer preparedness info. Watch the Community Weather Alert video below, and sign up for the City of Pittsburgh's Emergency Alerts!

posted 5/21/13 @ 10:08 am

Reflecting upon the tragic events in Connecticut, and other like events within recent years, Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community. Some of this information can be found on our Facebook page, and we encourage you to see our most recent posts.

posted 12/17/12 @ 12:00 pm
Suspicious Activity Reporting

Remember – if you see something that is actively occurring or may pose an immediate threat, call 9-1-1 immediately! However, if nobody is in danger yet you feel that government and law enforcement entities should be made aware of suspicious activity, please feel free to fill out an online Suspicious Activity Report.

posted 9/09/11 @ 9:00 am
See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something! Follow this link to learn more about the campaign on improving the process of alerting government and law enforcement to information that could play a crucial role in keeping Pittsburgh secure:

posted 9/09/11 @ 9:00 am
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