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Mission, Vision, Values

 

Mission

The mission of the Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services is to support our citizens and first responders for the safety and sustainability of our community through prevention, preparation, protection, response and recovery from manmade and natural all-hazard emergencies and acts of terrorism.

Vision

It is the vision of Allegheny County Emergency Services to work collaboratively to build, sustain, and improve Allegheny County through services which will prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards; and to be progressive in all aspects which will provide for the highest levels of service to our residents and first responders while providing these services with P.R.I.D.E. through:
 

  • Professionalism
    In order to fulfill this vision, a pledge to learn from our past, train for the present, and plan for the future.
  • Respect
    We recognize that if we support, respect, empower, and challenge our people, they will deliver superior service and continuous improvement.
  • Integrity
    An organization that fosters an environment of trust, involvement, innovation, creativity, and accountability throughout the entire organization.
  • Dedication
    An organization that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the citizens, first responders and municipalities we serve.
  • Excellence
    Strategically plan and benchmark programs and services which will be performed in an economical and efficient manner mindful of their financial impact.

Values

We value the following behaviors within our organization:
 

  • Respect each member as a professional
  • Be intolerant of negative behavior
  • Take responsibility for our own action or inaction
  • Recognize honest and sincere efforts
  • Utilize consensus, when possible, for decision-making
  • Support employee and employer decisions
  • Demonstrate the highest level of P.R.I.D.E.

Administration

 

Alvin Henderson, Acting Chief of Emergency Services, Fire Marshall, Emergency Management CoordinatorRebecca Frazier, Assistant Chief, Admin & SupportGary J. Thomas, Assistant Chief,  9-1-1 CommunicationsR. Scott Deutsch, Assistant Chief, Operations & TrainingClick on each Division for more informationSteven J. Wilharm, Manager -Emergency Management Knox T. Walk, Manager - Emergency MedicalDonald Brucker, Chief Deputy - Fire Marshal Office9-1-1 Communications ManagersSteve Imbarlina, Administrator - Fire Academy 

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for Allegheny County, click below.
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Allegheny County is certified as
Storm Ready by the National
Weather Service. Click below.
Allegheny County is certified as Storm Ready by the National Weather Service. Click here for more information.