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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) focuses people, plans, and programs to promote a prepared and resilient Philadelphia.


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.

Tip of the week

National Preparedness Month

Prepare to Evacuate with a Go Bag

In the event that you need to evacuate your home due to fire, flooding, or some other emergency, it’s important to have essential supplies for each member of your household ready to go in a portable kit.

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Beat the heat

Summer Weather

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.

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Evacuation routes


Know where to go in an emergency

Locate evacuation routes in your neighborhood with this interactive map.

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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.

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