Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management Coordinator

Phone: 412-279-2525

For more information on how you can be prepared for any type of emergency, click to learn more.

Emergency Management and preparedness are crucial aspects to ensuring the safety and well being of our residents and businesses. Collier’s Emergency Management team regularly reviews and updates its plan so they are ready to react and respond to any emergency situation with which the Township is faced.

FEMA Announces National Preparedness Month, Urges All to ‘Prepare to Protect’ Before Disasters Strike.

Residents with Special Needs

In the case of an emergency, it is important for our first responders to know if our residents have any special needs or are restricted at their residences in any way.  Individuals with disabilities or limitations that interfere with emergency care are encouraged to notify the Township so that our first responders are better equipped to assist them during an emergency. To notify the Township of any special needs or limitations, please contact our offices at 412-279-2525. You can also register with the County 9-1-1 Special Needs Registry by clickingHERE

Warming Centers

If an extreme situation should occur, like the winter of 2010 when people were snowed in and the electricity was off for several days in parts of the community, there are several things you need to know about getting help.

  • There will always be police on duty and ready to help you.
  • The road crews will be out in force to clear the roads.
  • All 3 Volunteer Fire Companies will be open, assuming they have power, to be used as warming centers.
  • The Township Community Center will also be open to serve as a warming center.

A Message From Duquesne Light Co.

Be Prepared: High Temperatures Can Cause Power Outages
High temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week. Even in the absence of a storm, extreme heat can cause power outages. Our top priority is providing safe and reliable power to the region. To prepare, we’re increasing our staffing so crews can respond to outages as quickly and safely as possible. While we’re doing everything we can to ensure you don’t lose power, we’re here to help you prepare in the event you do experience an outage.


Take a few, simple steps to help prepare in the event of an outage:

  • Make sure your cell phone, tablet and other electronic devices are fully charged.
  • Keep supplies in an emergency preparedness kit. Include water bottles, non-perishable food, blankets, first-aid supplies, flashlights and a battery-powered radio.
  • Avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer. Food will stay frozen in a fully loaded freezer for 36-48 hours if the door remains closed.
  • Check refrigerated medication to determine if it will be affected by a prolonged interruption of power. Consult a doctor if you aren’t sure. Consider keeping a small cooler handy for special medication use. Also, be sure medical equipment has the appropriate back up for continued use.


If you experience an outage, please don’t assume DLC is aware. Let us know!

Ways to Report an Outage:
The fastest way to report an outage is by visiting our website or on the free DLC Mobile App, available from the Apple Store or Google Play.

If you don’t have internet access, please call Customer Service by dialing (412) 393-7000.

Emergency Contacts

If you or a loved one has a medical condition that will be impacted by an outage, call 9-1-1.

Be sure to check on your neighbors. They may not be able to report an outage or call emergency services if they have lost power.