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Activities, programs and systems developed prior to an emergency that support community readiness and resiliency assessment; development and testing of disaster plans; training of staff in plan implementation; establishment of collaborative arrangements with other services; provision of suitable warning systems; identification, procurement and/or collection of the facilities, equipment, supplies and trained personnel that will be necessary for responding to an emergency; and development and dissemination of information and/or training about how individuals and organizations can prepare for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
American Red Cross of PA Mountains - Altoona Office - Community PreparednessThe local Red Cross is committed to helping community members prepare for potential emergencies.BlairAmerican Red Cross of PA Mountains - Altoona OfficeAmerican Red Cross of PA Mountains
American Red Cross of PA Mountains - Johnstown Office - Community PreparednessThe local Red Cross is committed to helping community members prepare for potential emergencies.CambriaAmerican Red Cross of PA Mountains - Johnstown OfficeAmerican Red Cross of PA Mountains
Bethlehem Health BureauServices include: Environmental Health services include sanitation, animal control, lead abatement and food services. Clinic services: - The Women's GYN Clinic, immunization clinic and TB clinic are available by appointment only. - Wellness Center at the Health Bureau offers some immunizations and health screenings. Open Mon and Fri, 1pm-3pm. Appointments preferred. - STD Clinic is offered at St. Luke's Hospital, 3rd Floor - East Wing on Monday from 5pm to 7pm. Free to City of Bethlehem residents, $40 for non-residents. Emergency Preparedness Division educates individuals and businesses on preparing for natural disasters, epidemics and/or other emergencies. Recruits and trains the medical reserve corps, a medical related volunteer corps that can be mobilized in response to disasters. Maternal and Child Health services include free dental care for uninsured children attending Bethlehem school district and in-home asthma trigger assessments. Chronic Disease and Health Education Programs focus on smoking prevention/cessation, injury prevention, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. NorthamptonBethlehem Health BureauBethlehem Health Bureau
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health surveillance, research and education/awareness activities in the United States. It tracks the incidence of communicable diseases and provides health information to consumers, healthcare professionals, organizations and researchers on a range of issues, including diseases and health conditions, emergency preparedness/response, environmental health, workplace safety and health, traveler's health, wellness promotion, injury prevention and safety. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
Disaster Preparedness & Response American Red Cross Bloomsburg ChapterRed Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers like fire fighters and police, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims, and helps them access other available resources. ColumbiaDisaster Preparedness & ResponseAmerican Red Cross Bloomsburg Chapter
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - Central OfficeDisaster management organizations and disaster preapredness information.DauphinPEMAPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - Eastern AreaDisaster management organizations and disaster preapredness informationBerksPEMAPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency - Western AreaEmergency support coordination and disaster preparedness information.IndianaPEMAPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Salvation Army - Emergency Disaster ServicesProvides services at the scene of emergencies and disasters. Services might include: food service (mobile unit or on-site facilities), shelter, clothing, counseling, referrals for support of disaster victims and relief workers.AlleghenyEmergency Disaster ServicesSalvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division - Connellsville Emergency Disaster ServicesEmergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food). FayetteThe Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division - Service CentersSalvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
United States Department of Homeland SecurityFocused on protecting the American people and the country by preventing and disrupting terrorist attacks; protecting the American people, critical infrastructure and key resources; responding to and recovering from incidents that do occur; and continuing to strengthen appropriate measures to safeguard the safety and security of the nation's borders. United States Department of Homeland SecurityUnited States Department of Homeland Security

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