Each political subdivision shall, either individually or pursuant to the provisions
of the act of July 12, 1972 (P.L. 762, No. 180), referred to as the Intergovernmental
Cooperation Law, 1 adopt an Intergovernmental Cooperation agreement with other political subdivisions
(1) Prepare, maintain and keep current a disaster emergency management plan for the
prevention and minimization of injury and damage caused by disaster, prompt and effective
response to disaster and disaster emergency relief and recovery in consonance with
the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Plan.
(2) Establish, equip and staff an emergency operations center, consolidated with warning
and communication systems to support government operations in emergencies and provide
other essential facilities and equipment for agencies and activities assigned emergency
(3) Provide individual and organizational training programs to insure prompt, efficient
and effective disaster emergency services.
(4) Organize, prepare and coordinate all locally available manpower, materials, supplies,
equipment, facilities and services necessary for disaster emergency readiness, response
(5) Adopt and implement precautionary measures to mitigate the anticipated effects
(6) Execute and enforce such rules and orders as the agency shall adopt and promulgate
under the authority of this part.
(7) Cooperate and coordinate with any public and private agency or entity in achieving
any purpose of this part.
(8) Have available for inspection at its emergency operations center all emergency
management plans, rules and orders of the Governor and the agency.
(9) Provide prompt and accurate information regarding local disaster emergencies to
appropriate Commonwealth and local officials and agencies and the general public.
(10) Participate in all tests, drills and exercises, including remedial drills and
exercises, scheduled by the agency or by the Federal Government.
(11) Participate in the program of integrated flood warning systems under section
7313(6) (relating to powers and duties).
53 P.S. § 481 et seq. (repealed); see 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq.
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