LEBANON COUNTYABOUT LCDES

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
OUR MISSION

The Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services is committed to excellence in Public Safety. We are committed to providing professional, efficient, and reliable service; 24-hours a day, 365-days a year to the public and Lebanon County’s Police, Fire, and EMS.

In 2019, Lebanon County Emergency Management Agency restructured into what is now the Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services. Emergency Management is still a function of the department but is now a branch under the Emergency Services Umbrella. Other mission areas of the department include 911, Public Safety Technical Services, and Special Operations. We also maintain the county’s 911 infrastructure and dispatch center, public safety two-way radio system, and other countywide public safety-related technologies.

OUR DEPARTMENTS

The Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services is made up of four main departments, The Lebanon County’s 911 Communications Center, Emergency Management Agency, Hazardous Materials as well as Radio and Information Technology Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Hazard Identification and Planning: conduct hazard identification and vulnerability analyses that identify the hazards presenting the greatest danger to the jurisdiction and the consequences and impact of the occurrence
  • Maintenance of the Emergency Partnership: develop and maintain effective relationships with emergency response agencies, as well as, government, private, and voluntary sectors of the community. The objectives of the relationships are to facilitate mutual consultation, exchange information and provide agreements for cooperative action.
  • Emergency Response Systems: the development and maintenance of such systems as communications, warning, emergency public information, damage assessment, shelter, resource management, radiological defense and the emergency operations center.
  • Coordination: coordinate the response and recovery activities of the departments and organizations involved in emergencies. One role for the emergency management coordinator is to serve as chief of staff to the responsible executive, be it a city manager, mayor, or county executive during a disaster or emergency situation.
  • Hazard Mitigation: provide oversight and motivation to departments and agencies to carry out their duties in ways that avoid or minimize potential emergency conditions.
  • Regulatory: participate in and contribute to the legislative and regulatory process as it relates to emergency management.
  • Information: develop and implement public information and public relations activities.
  • Administration: tasks include budget and finance, personnel, programs, supplies and reporting systems.
  • Training: identify training needs and develop, participate in, and provide training programs.
  • Planning: review and revise operation, recovery, mitigation, and other supporting plans on a regular basis.
  • Drills: coordinate drills that test the written plans and procedures of emergency management and supporting agencies that are involved in emergency response and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it so important for me to post my house numbers?

Posting your house numbers is crucial to emergency responders in locating you in your time of need. Remember, Enhanced 911 only tells us (the 911 Telecommunicators) where you are. This information has to then be relayed to the responding units. Posting your house numbers makes you much easier to find during an emergency.

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400 South 8th Street, Room 12, Lebanon, PA 17042
+1 717 272 7621
FAX: 717 274 1486

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