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Winter Weather Information

Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Winter Weather information available to the community on the Emergency Resources page.

Homeland Security, is Hometown Security

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, and the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets, and must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying projects with a broad focus that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

See the local security initiatives we have going on here in Pittsburgh, to include our Suspicious Activity Reporting page.

Active Shooter Information

Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community.

With frigid temperatures across the country, going outside isn't just uncomfortable, it can be downright dangerous. According to the National Weather Service straight temperatures aren't all that matter, and those forced to leave their homes to head to work or otherwise should really consider wind chill , which is the temperature it "feels like" outside based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin. In cold temps your body works hard to keep your internal organs and head warm, so your extremities--your fingers, toes, ear lobes, or the tip of your nose-- often exhibit signs of frostbite first.  See the chart below, to understand how long you can safely stay outdoors before getting frostbite, and click the link above to see more information on seasonal weather and winter preparedness. 

posted 1/06/14 @ 12:00 am

Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, and although some more than others, everyone is at risk. You can take steps to prepare for when severe weather strikes in your area. Knowing the most common weather hazards in your area, your vulnerability, and what actions you should take can save your life and others. 

Severe Weather is ever present during Pittsburgh's change of seasons. Review the "Emergency Resources" tab we have at right, to see our Summer preparedness info. Watch the Community Weather Alert video below, and sign up for the City of Pittsburgh's Emergency Alerts!

posted 5/21/13 @ 10:08 am

Reflecting upon the tragic events in Connecticut, and other like events within recent years, Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community. Some of this information can be found on our Facebook page, and we encourage you to see our most recent posts.

posted 12/17/12 @ 12:00 pm
Suspicious Activity Reporting

Remember – if you see something that is actively occurring or may pose an immediate threat, call 9-1-1 immediately! However, if nobody is in danger yet you feel that government and law enforcement entities should be made aware of suspicious activity, please feel free to fill out an online Suspicious Activity Report.

posted 9/09/11 @ 9:00 am
See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something! Follow this link to learn more about the campaign on improving the process of alerting government and law enforcement to information that could play a crucial role in keeping Pittsburgh secure:

posted 9/09/11 @ 9:00 am
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