Monday through Friday,
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The Township's Emergency Management & Planning Agency [ EMAP ] mission is to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, all types of major emergencies that might occur in the Township.
This is accomplished by working daily to coordinate the cooperation of various Township Departments, Volunteer Units, regional partners, and other organizations that would have a role in any major emergency. During a major disaster or emergency, response and recovery activities are coordinated from the Township's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the Township building. From the EOC, heads of various departments and agencies work in a unified command to respond to the emergency.
Abington Township’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located in the basement of the Township Building at Old York Road & Horace Avenue. During major emergencies, the EOC serves as the coordinating point for all response and recovery operations and dissemination point for public information and emergency instructions for residents.
The EOC is equipped with emergency power, radio and telephone equipment and facilities that enable incident managers to provide logistical support and resource coordination for whatever emergency or emergencies may be occurring in the Township. The EOC is staffed by representatives from whatever Department or Agency that has a role in the specific incident. When not being used as an EOC, the facility serves as the Township’s Lower Conference Room and Training Center.
The Mobile Communications Van (Field Com - 2) is capable of coordinating radio communications on various frequencies and with numerous response agencies during any emergency or event. Police, Fire, EMS, Public Works, Hospitals, etc. can remain in instant communication with the Incident Commander at the scene.
Field Com - 2 communications was a joint venture with the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, which owns the vehicle. Abington Township helped equip the unit, houses the unit, and is responsible for coordinating response to various incidents.
In addition to emergency response radio frequencies, the unit has scene lighting and public address capabilities. The unit can be powered by its own 5kw generator, or connected to external power.
As well as other command post equipment, the unit contains a 100 watt amplifier with AM/FM tuner, and a tape and CD deck, surveilence camera, Night-Scan lighting, and other electronic capabilities. These capabilities are used to support many community functions requiring communications, video, lighting and sound.
Abington Township plays an active role in the Eastern Montgomery County Regional Emergency Management Group. Emergency Management officials from surrounding communities as well as representatives from area hospitals, ambulance and rescue groups, utility companies, the American Red Cross and Montgomery County officials work together as sharing partners in all emergency management issues and incidents. This regional cooperation in planning, response and recovery assures that all available resources and professional expertise will be provided for emergency situations. Visit Their website: www.emema.org.
The Regional Group Includes:
- Abington Township
- Bryn Athyn Borough
- Cheltenham Township
- Hatboro Borough
- Horsham Township
- Jenkintown Borough
- Lower Moreland Township
- Montgomery Township
- Montgomery County Office of Emergency Preparedness
- Rockledge Borough
- Springfield Township
- Upper Dublin Township
- Upper Moreland Township
- Whitemarsh Township
- Abington School District
- Willow Grove Naval Air Station
- Second Alarmers Rescue Squad
- American Red Cross
- Abington Memorial Hospital
- Holy Redeemer Hospital
Montco Health Department
National Flood Insurance Program