Our Mission

Lancaster County Emergency Management is the agency of Lancaster County charged with prevention, preparedness and management of emergencies, disasters, and other such related incidents or events.  

Lancaster County Emergency Management meets the obligations of this charge through the performance of the six point mission outlined below:

  • Prepare the citizens of Lancaster County through prevention and training for emergencies and disasters.
    • Warn of impending danger.
  • When required, support local municipal disaster operations with timely, effective deployment of County resources.
  • Through the public information process, working with the media as a team     member, keep affected residents informed about the situation and convey how they can take protective actions.
  • Coordinate restoration and recovery operations within the County when local municipal government resources are exhausted.
  • Assess local needs and coordinate support from adjacent counties not impacted by the event as well as state and federal resources.