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Emergency Management Agency (EMA-911 Center)
Department of Law and Order for Greene County


Public Contacts: Gregory Leathers, Director
Richard Policz II, Operations and Training Officer (724-852-5204)
Jeff Rhodes, 911 Supervisor (724-852-2911)


Greene County 911 Center
Emergency calls only: 724-627-4911
24-hour Non-Emergency calls: 724-852-2911

55 West Greene Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-5387 / Fax: 724-627-5342
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Emergency Management Agency was created in 1978 as the lead agency or entity to coordinate multi-organizational community planning, response and recovery. Emergency Management personnel are here to assist in times of disaster, to educate others in handling emergency situations and to help people plan and prepare for unexpected natural events and/or terrorist attacks. No public or private entity is immune from disasters, and no single segment of society can meet the complex needs of a major emergency or disaster on its own. Click here for a printable brochure of emergency phone numbers for Greene County assistance.


Emergency Management Functions:
The 13 major emergency management functions are:
  1. Laws and Authorities — the legal authorities for the development, implementation and maintenance of an emergency management program
  2. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment – the identification of the hazards with the greatest potential to affect lives and property and an assessment of the likelihood, vulnerability and magnitude of incidents that could result from exposure to hazards
  3. Hazard Management — a systematic management approach to eliminate hazards or reduce the effects of hazards through mitigation
  4. Resource Management — the availability of critical human and physical resources required in disaster management
  5. Planning — the collection analysis and use of information, and the development, promulgation, and maintenance of a comprehensive emergency management plan, action plan, mitigation plan and administrative plan.
  6. Direction, Control and Coordination — the capability to monitor for emergencies and disasters, quickly and accurately assess their magnitude, and direct, control and coordinate response and recovery
  7. Communications and Warning — the ability to alert and warn response organizations and the general public of pending and spontaneous disaster events
  8. Operations and Procedures — the implementation of policies, plans and procedures in exercises and disaster events
  9. Logistics and Facilities — the essential facilities and services that support response and recovery operations
  10. Training — the assessment, development and implementation of a training/education program for public officials, emergency response personnel and mitigation personnel
  11. Exercises — the evaluation of plans and capabilities based on a program of tests and exercises
  12. Public Education and Information — the provision of public education and information to protect lives and minimize property loss
  13. Finance and Administration — the financial and administrative procedures in place before, during and after disaster events
Emergency Management Contact List:
List updated July 23, 2014 per Richard Policz
Service Company/
Department
Address Contact
Person
Station
Number
EMA/911 Greene County Emergency Manager 55 West Greene Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Gregory Leathers 724-627-5387
EMS Bobtown VFC
Company 17
P.O. Box 386
Bobtown, PA 15315
Yvonne Pritchard 724-839-7140
EMS Clarksville VFC
Company 19
P.O. Box 707
Clarksville, PA 15322
Scott Gilblom 724-377-1460
EMS EMS Southwest 590 Rolling Meadows Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Supv. Rob Bowman 724-852-2385
EMS Southwest Regional Medical Center Bonar Avenue
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Mike Onusko 724-627-4664
EMS Greensboro/Mon. Twp. VFC
Company 63
P.O. Box 291
Greensboro, PA 15338
Mike Clark 724-943-3800
EMS Jefferson VFC
Company 20
P.O. Box 236
Jefferson, PA 15344
Eric Burwell 724-883-3901
EMS Mt. Morris Medical Squad P.O. Box 28
Mt. Morris, PA 15349
Sharon Bennet 724-324-2041
EMS Nemacolin VFC
Company 67
P.O. Box 200
Nemacolin, PA 15351
Richard Blaker 724-966-7408
EMS Rices Landing VFC
Company 66
P.O. Box 6
Rices Landing, PA 15357
Tommy Teegarden 724-592-5765
EMS Richhill Twp. VFC
Company 28
P.O. Box 1
Wind Ridge, PA 15380
Tammy Finnegan 724-428-4242
Fire Bobtown VFC
Company 17
P.O. Box 386
Bobtown, PA 15315
Chief Randy Pritchard 724-839-7140
Fire Carmichaels/
Cumberland Twp. VFC
Company 65
P.O. Box 123
Carmichaels, PA 15320
Chief Jim Higgins 724-966-5700
Fire Center Twp. VFC
Company 91
P.O. Box 397
Rogersville, PA 15359
Chief Charlie Jones 724-499-5259
Fire Clarksville VFC
Company 19
P.O. Box 707
Clarksville, PA 15322
Chief Dan Benyl 724-377-1460
Fire Crucible VFC
Company 64
P.O. Box 255
Crucible, PA 15325
Chief Jeff Blackburn 724-592-5359
Fire Graysville VFD
Company 16
P.O. Box 134
Graysville, PA 15337
Chief Ron Davis 724-428-4171
Fire Greensboro/Mon. Twp. VFC
Company 63
P.O. Box 291
Greensboro, PA 15338
Chief Gary Drew 724-943-3800
Fire Jefferson VFC
Company 20
P.O. Box 236
Jefferson, PA 15344
Chief Duane Walters 724-883-3901
Fire Morris Twp. VFC
Company 62
P.O. Box 98
Nineveh, PA 15353
Chief Jeff Lash 724-428-4321
Fire Mt. Morris VFC
Company 18
P.O. Box 599
Mt. Morris, PA 15349
Chief Jeff Phillips 724-324-2015
Fire Nemacolin VFC
Company 67
P.O. Box 200
Nemacolin, PA 15351
Chief Jim Schiffbauer 724-966-7408
Fire New Freeport VFC
Company 71
P.O. Box 21
New Freeport, PA 15352
Chief Allan Shipman 724-447-2541
Fire Rices Landing VFC
Company 66
P.O. Box 6
Rices Landing, PA 15357
Chief William Kozich 724-592-5765
Fire Richhill Twp. VFC
Company 28
P.O. Box 1
Wind Ridge, PA 15380
Chief Tom Mannion 724-428-4242
Fire Wayne Twp. VFC
Company 75
P.O. Box 719
Brave, PA 15316
Chief Jeff Hillberry 724-451-8222
Fire Waynesburg VFC
Company 61
P.O. Box 392
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Chief Jeff Marshall 724-627-5426
Police Carmichaels Borough Police Dept. 200 S. Market Street
Carmichaels, PA 15320
Chief Mike Gyurke 724-966-5506
Police Cumberland Twp. Police Dept. 2121 East Furman Highway
Carmichaels, PA 15320
Chief Craig Miller 724-966-5805
Police Greene County Sheriff East High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Sheriff Brian Tennant 724-627-7207
Police Pennsylvania State Police-Waynesburg Elm Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Sgt Glover 724-627-6151
Police Southwest Regional Police
(covers Wayne & Perry Twps)
799 Big Shannon Run Road
Mt. Morris, PA 15349
Chief John Hartman 724-324-2861
Police Waynesburg Borough Police Dept. 92 E. High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Chief Rob Toth 724-627-8113
HazMat Weavertown Environmental Group 2 Dorrington Road
Carnegie, PA 15206
Hazmat Chief Bob Kidd 1-800-746-4850

Be Prepared — Make a Plan:
The Emergency Management Agency is the bridge designed and created to help people help people.
If the health, safety and well-being of the entire community is the EMA’s number-one priority, and if a comprehensive emergency management program built on effective public/private partnerships can be directly attributable to saving lives, mitigating the effects of and recovering from a disaster, then it takes an entire community – those who can help helping those who need help.
  1. MAKE A PLAN: You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situation, use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Think about the places where your family spends time: school, work and other places you frequent. Ask about their emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during an emergency. If they do not have an emergency plan, consider helping develop one.

    • CREATING A FAMILY PLAN You and your family may not be together when disaster strikes. Be prepared for a variety of situations.

    • DECIDING TO STAY OR GO Depending on your circumstances and the nature of the attack, the first important decision is whether you stay put or get away. You should understand and plan for both possibilities.

    • AT WORK AND SCHOOL Schools, daycare providers, workplaces, apartment buildings and neighborhoods should all have site-specific emergency plans. Ask about plans at the places your family frequents.

    • IN A MOVING VEHICLE You may be in a moving vehicle at the time of an attack. Know what you can do.

    • IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING You may be in a high-rise building at the time of an attack. Plan for the possibility.

  2. BUILD A KIT:
    • WATER & FOOD Find out how to store and prepare for at least three days of survival.

    • FIRST AID KIT Knowing how to treat minor injuries can make a difference in an emergency. If you have these basic supplies, you are better prepared to help your loved ones when they are hurt.

    • CLEAN AIR Learn how to improvise with what you have on hand to protect your mouth, nose, eyes and cuts in your skin.

    • SPECIAL NEEDS ITEMS Make lists for those with special needs - babies, adults, seniors and people with disabilities.

    • PORTABLE KIT Assemble supplies items essential for survival.

    • SUPPLY CHECKLISTSAssemble clothing & bedding, tools and other basic supplies.
Reference Links:
ACT 165 HAZMAT Board: (Updated 1/17/2013)
  • Greg Leathers, Emergency Management Director
  • Ryan Belski, local Elected Official Representative
  • Jeffrey Marshall, Fire Representative
  • Rich Policz, EMA/HazMat Representative
  • Larry Marshall, Community Representative
  • Jerry Newman, EMA Representative
  • Mike Onusko, Hospital Representative
  • Terry Dayton/Kevin Moore, Facility Representative
  • Bob Neidbala, Media Representative
  • Bob Kidd, HAZMAT Representative
  • Archie Trader, Greene County Commissioner Representative
Our Hazmat Board consists of local Emergency Planning Committee for Greene County who represent the entire comunity; and our mission is to provide for the safety of the residents of Greene County from the perils of hazardous materials. The accomplishment of this task is (will be) done through planning and education of the residents and facility personnel, as well as coordination with the county emergency response team.

Greene County is a member of the Region 13 workgroup of western Pennsylvania's Hazardous Operations Support Team.

Office Staff: (Updated 7/3/2014, from Salary Board Meeting notes )
  • Richard Policz II, Operations and Training Officer (Phone: 724-852-5204)
  • Robert (Jeff) Rhodes, 911 Supervisor
  • Denise Desmet, 911 Telecommunications Officer 2
  • Jack Glidden, 911 Telecommunications Officer 2
  • Jeffrey Hughes, 911 Telecommunications Officer 2
  • Brandon Kozich, 911 Telecommunicator 1
  • Jodie Logue, 911 Telecommunicator Officer 1
  • R. Janine Mansell, 911 Telecommunications Officer 2
  • David Shaw, 911 Telecommunications Officer 1
  • Donna Whipkey, 911 Telecommunications Officer 2
  • Susan Wise, 911 Telecommunications Officer 2
  • Cindy Nesto, 911 Telecommunications Officer alternate
  • Natalie Jeffries, 911 Telecommunicator Casual
  • Leon Price, 911 Telecommunicator Casual
  • Vacancy, PA Region 13 County Task Force Assistant

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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