The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) focuses people, plans, and programs to promote a prepared and resilient Philadelphia.
- October 2, 2015
JOAQUIN NOT FORECASTED AS THREAT TO PHILADELPHIA, BUT FLOODING IS.Having your family, your home or business prepared year round is of utmost importance. Being ready and staying informed is key. The City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management has resources to help you.
- September 30, 2015
As National Preparedness Month Ends, Hurricane Joaquin ApproachesToday marks the end of National Preparedness Month and is also PrepareAthon, both sponsored by FEMA, and both created to bring awareness to being prepared for emergencies and disasters, whether they be on a personal level or large scale.
- September 30, 2015
Can you keep your business afloat during and after an emergency?On October 8th, OEM is presenting a free business continuity workshop from 9:30am- 11:30am at the Aramark Tower in Center City Philadelphia.
- September 23, 2015
Trash and Recycle Materials Pickup Cancelled for Papal VisitStreets Dept. Cancels Trash and Recycling Materials for Papal Visit
- September 22, 2015
City Announces Information Alerts For WMoF, Pope Francis EventsThe City of Philadelphia is excited to host The World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis, and you! We encourage you to sign up for text alerts specifically for the Pope’s visit to get real time information of real importance.
- September 17, 2015
City Releases Collective, Comprehensive Details for WMoF, Papal VisitCity of Philadelphia released details about preparations for the World Meeting of Families from Tuesday, September 22nd until Friday, September 25th, and the Papal Visit during the weekend of Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.
Services & Information
OEM provides information to the public on how to be ready for many different types of emergencies. Use these resources to learn what to expect—and what to do—when an emergency strikes.
Beat the heat
Stay cool this summer
Don’t let high heat and humidity keep you from enjoying a safe summer. Check out our guide for cooling off in the City when the temperature rises.
Know where to go in an emergency
Locate evacuation routes in your neighborhood with this interactive map.
Make a plan
Prepare for an emergency
Be ready for hazards you may face in Philadelphia. Protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones with an emergency plan and supplies.