Emergency Management is that function of Township government specifically responsible for coordinating our community's response to major emergencies. The Emergency Management Organization is not a replacement for or an addition to Police, Fire, Rescue, Public Works, or other response units, but a system for coordinating and managing various municipal, volunteer and private resources to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from a community crisis.
Pennsylvania’s Emergency Management Services Code (35 Pa. C.S. §§ 7101 et seq.) directs and authorizes every political subdivision (such as East Brandywine Township) to have an emergency management program that includes a trained Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC), an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), and a functioning Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with a trained staff.