EMA Office

Our Purpose

The Susquehanna Township Emergency Management Agency (EMA) performs activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

The EMA office is a branch of Susquehanna Township Public Safety. This office operates along side Police, Fire, and EMS through the direction of the Township Commissioners and coordination of the Susquehanna Township Public Safety Director.

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Operational Objectives

The Susquehanna Township Emergency Management Office aligns its Operational Objectives with those of Dauphin County, the State of Pennsylvania, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Working closely with local officials and emergency organizations to facilitate training and information needed to prepare for disasters.


Preventing, avoiding or stopping a threatened or actual act of terrorism.


Protecting our citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations, and way of life to thrive.


Mitigating the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.


Responding quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.


Recovering through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic event.

EMA Staff

Susquehanna Township EMA staff has over 40 combined years of emergency service experience. They hold state and national certifications for emergency management, incident command, and EOC operations.

Brad Reist
Emergency Management Director
Richard Lenker
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Want to help?

Our office relies on local volunteers to staff the operations center and plan for emergencies

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