Mission: To maintain an organization of trained staff and volunteers ready to take immediate action to protect the community and alleviate hardship under major disaster conditions.

Tinicum Township Emergency Management Coordinator:

Bill Cahill

Resolve to Be Ready
Make an Emergency Plan
How To Help Your Community in an Emergency

Emergency: 911
Emergency Management Center: 610-294-9154
Non Emergency Tinicum Township Police: 610-294-9158

National Weather Service


Met-Ed Power Loss call: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com via their Smartphone.

If there are power lines on the ground never assume that they are de-energized!

For updated info on the Met-Ed’s storm preparation efforts, current outages, storm restoration process, and tips for staying safe, customers are urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.

If possible, contact Tinicum Township at 610-294-9158, to enable us to track outage areas within the township.

Be prepared for outages caused by storms:

  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a fire hazard.
  • Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person.
  • Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home.
  • If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
  • Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
  • Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand. Tune to a local station for current storm information.
  • Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out. Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources.
Be Prepared for Emergencies!
The Bucks County Commissioners and Tinicum Township encourages all residents to have a plan in case of an emergency. To learn how to prepare for all types of emergencies, visit www.ready.gov/be-informed offers easy steps to prepare for any emergency. Bucks County and surrounding counties provide a Community Alert System to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency on all your devices including email, cell phone, pager and smartphone. To register go to www.bucks.alertpa.org.

Reflective Numbers Help Emergency Responders find you FAST!
When an emergency responder has difficulty locating an address, they lose valuable time. Minutes can mean the difference between life and death for a family member or the complete loss of your home or barn to fire. Make sure you have properly sized reflective street numbers on your house or business. The numbers must be placed at a conspicuous location at the end of your driveway. The Department of Public Works can provide a compliant, reflective sign for a small fee of $10.00. If you have any questions, please contact us at 610-294-9154 or email Doug Skelton, Public Works Director, at dskelton@tinicumbucks.org

Emergency Evacuation Assistance - Special Needs Registry
The Special Needs Registry is a free, voluntary, and strictly confidential program designed to help those who would have difficulty during an evacuation due to physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers, or lack of transportation. Developed by the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Bucks County Health Department and the County Commissioners, it will help first responders make the best use of limited time and resources to help those with no other options for evacuation during an emergency.

Individuals (or caregivers on their behalf) are able to resister electronically by accessing www.specialneedspa.org or by contacting the Bucks County EMA office at (215) 340-8700.

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PEMA Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
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