The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) focuses people, plans, and programs to promote a prepared and resilient Philadelphia.
- November 20, 2015
City of Philadelphia Recognizes OEM for Accreditation, ContributionsMayor Michael A. Nutter and Emergency Management Director Samantha Phillips were on hand today when the City of Philadelphia was recognized for meeting nationally accepted emergency management standards and receiving official accreditation from EMAP
- November 6, 2015
Philadelphia Becomes Largest US City to Get Emergency Management HonorThe City of Philadelphia received exciting news within the past few weeks as it was announced its Emergency Management Program has earned accreditation from nationally recognized standard-bearers.
- October 30, 2015
Daylight Savings Time Ends: Change your clocks; check your stocksPhiladelphia OEM wants you to also check your emergency plan and supplies at least twice a year as well as part of being prepared.
- October 14, 2015
This is a drill! Drop cover, and hold during an earthquakeOn Thursday, October 15th at 10:15am EST, hundreds of thousands in our region will drop, cover and hold during this year’s ShakeOut. Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management has information that can help you be prepared for an earthquake.
- October 6, 2015
During National Fire Prevention Week, become aware and have a planPhiladelphia's Office of Emergency Management has information on our website to help you develop an emergency plan and prepare for emergencies of all types, including fire.
- 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.
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
Winter Weather Guide
Winter weather can bring heavy snow, icy streets and sidewalks, dangerous wind chills, and power outages. Are you and your family prepared for a winter emergency? View a PDF.
Know where to go in an emergency
Locate evacuation routes in your neighborhood with this interactive map.