Cameron County Office of Emergency Services
Emergency Management and 9-1-1 Services
“People Helping People”
Kevin Johnson – Director
Laura Narby – 9-1-1 Coordinator
Emergency Management started in the 1960’s as Civil Defense and has evolved into a comprehensive, integrated program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, for emergencies or disasters of any kind. No public or private entity is immune to disasters and no single segment of society can meet the complex needs of a major emergency or disaster on its own. Emergency Management is people helping people!
The Emergency Management office acts as a liaison between local, regional, state and federal officials before, during and after a disaster, is responsible for developing and maintaining the County Emergency Operations Plan, Hazardous Mitigation Plan, Mass Distribution Counter Measures plan.
The office participates in the Cameron County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) a dynamic, broad-based planning group composed of business leaders, elected officials, public safety, medical and health and human/social service agencies along with members from the general public. The LEPC’s primary agenda is to adopt plans and programs to mitigate the effects of hazardous materials releases within the County and to provide training for first responders in the hazardous material field.
The office provides training opportunities for programs such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), the Unified Command System, and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) to community members and emergency responders.
The office participates in the Northwest Central Emergency Response Group (NWC ERG) which is comprised of the Emergency Management Directors from Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson and McKean Counties. This Regional Group takes an “all hazards approach” to disasters and emergencies and fosters a good working relationship between the Counties in sharing of resources during times of need.
The office is responsible for upgrading and maintaining the County owned radio towers and communications equipment for emergency responders and municipal entities.
Cameron County has developed a system of assigning a specific number to a structure so it is easier to locate that structure in the event of an emergency. The County Ordinance for 9-1-1 addressing states that “the address number shall be made up of numbers and/or letters which are not less than four inches in height, contrasting in color with the background on which they are affixed, as near to the front entrance as possible and practical, so that the number is legible from the sidewalk (if any), the road and the opposite side of the street day or night. If any residence, apartment building or business (except malls or shopping centers) is located so that the address number is not visible from the street, an additional address number shall be posted at the intersection of the driveway with the public street. The additional address number shall be made up of numbers and /or letter which are not less than four inches in height, contrasting in color with the background on which they are affixed, visible day or night, and placed upon a post or other structure which displays the number at least forty-eight inches above the ground. The property owner is responsible for the installation of all address identifiers”.
If you have any questions about 9-1-1 addressing or need a 9-1-1 address for a structure please contact the Emergency Services Office at the above email and/or phone numbers and they would be happy to assist you.