Flood Waters Over Road

The county is defined as a risk county because of the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station and a for being a member of the East Central PA Counter-Terrorism Task Force. As a result of 59 Tier II reporting facilities, Interstate 80 and two railroads dissecting the county, the ability to respond to a variety of hazardous material incidents heightens preparedness.

Columbia County EMA's motto is “Informed people make better decisions." Community outreach is the foundation of our emergency management program.

Columbia County EMA

Because of being the principle emergency management coordinating entity for thirty-three municipalities, Columbia County EMA has two full time employees.

Like any community, Columbia County is potentially vulnerable to a variety of natural and man caused emergencies.  Some of them involve flash flooding with Susquehanna River flooding at the top of the list.

Our Approach

Toxic chemicals and Acids Emergency Team

Our Story


If a serious problem arises, are you willing to be part of the solution? By volunteering, can you help Columbia County to be disaster ready!

Job Title:
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Staff

Answer telephones, receive & relay messages, answer questions, maintain records

Training :
Training will be provided

High School diploma or equivalent - criminal background check - must be a team player - basic computer literacy a plus

EMA Volunteers
EMA Volunteers

Meet the Team

Over the years, Columbia County Emergency Management has evolved into an enthusiastic team of dedicated people.

Jen Long

Jennifer Long

EMA Director
Emergency Management Coordinator

Operations and Training Officer