Emergency Management Coordinator | Cheryleen Strothers
This section describes how Perkasie Borough will alert you in the event of emergencies, severe weather, or threats to homeland security. Perkasie Borough has partnered with Bucks County, which uses an agency, ReadyNotifyPA, to provide a broad range of emergency notification for its residents. ReadyNotifyPA is a 5-County regional notification system intended to provide all-types of emergency notifications that are relevant to an entire area (i.e. Bucks County).
ReadyNotifyPA can send an E-mail or a text message to your cell phone or other E-mail enabled device. You let ReadyNotifyPA know how you’d like to be notified. The alerts are free; however, your cellular provider may charge for text messaging.
We strongly recommend that you sign up to this emergency notification program. Click this link: www.ReadyNotifyPA.org, Then select the county or counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia to receive alerts relevant to your location.
Special Needs Registry
Advanced planning and preparedness is especially important for people with special needs, defined here as those individuals who cannot receive, understand or act upon emergency protective orders. During any situation requiring evacuation, emergency responders must be able to rapidly identify location, accessibility issues and mobility requirements for individuals with special needs.
The Bucks County 911 dispatch center keeps an updated list of persons with special needs. The information is linked to the person’s address notifying the dispatchers that a present special needs person may be present. This information is provided to the emergency responders enabling them to better assist the resident.
Individuals (or caregivers on their behalf) are able to register electronically, by emailing pertinent information related to a special needs resident (person’s name, address, special needs issue, person’s point of contact, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contacting their municipal emergency management coordinator, or county EMA office. Information provided will remain strictly confidential. It is designed to help those who would have difficulty during evacuation, because of physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers, or lack of transportation.
Citizen’s Emergency Guide
Personal preparation before an emergency is key to preparedness and mitigation (decreasing the severity) of the event. Additional information can be found at: www.buckscounty.gov/210/citizens-emergency-guide