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Emergency Management

The City of Altoona satisfies the requirements of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 Pa. C.S. Section 7101 et seq) (Title 35) as amended, which is to adopt a Disaster Emergency Management Plan for the City of Altoona consisting of a Basic Plan, which describes principles and doctrine; and a Notification and Resource Manual, which provides listings and means of contacting local and needed resources; and a series of functional checklists which provide detail for the accomplishment of the specifics of the operation. Title 35 also requires adoption of an Emergency Management Coordinator. The City of Altoona coordinates emergency response with Blair County Emergency Management and the Blair County 911 Center and Logan Township Emergency Management.

Emergency Contacts

Altoona Emergency Operation Center
(When Activated)
Direct Phone:
814-949-2550
Altoona Police Department
Non-Emergency Number
Direct Phone:
814-949-2489
Altoona Water Authority Emergency Number
Report a Water Problem
Direct Phone:
814-949-2214
Penelec - First Energy Company
Report a Power Outage
Direct Phone:
888-544-4877
Peoples Gas - Gas Odor or Damaged Gas Line
Carbon monoxide - Leave Building and Call: 911
Direct Phone:
866-556-6002

Emergency Management Online Forms & Resources

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