Emergency Services

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)/
Citizen Corps Council (CCC)

The LEPC/CCC meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend:

When:  2013 Meeting Schedule
(10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays)    
2014 Meeting Schedule
(10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays)
  January 16
April 17
June 19
September 18
November 13
LEPC:
January 15
March 19
May 21
September 17    
November 12
Quarterly:
March 11
June 10
September 9
November 11
        
Where:  Allegheny County Emergency Management Office
400 North Lexington Street
Pittsburgh's Point Breeze Area

Our LEPC Mission

The LEPC is responsible for emergency planning activities, working with Allegheny County Emergency Management, related to hazardous chemicals within the County of Allegheny. Such activities include notifying the public of availability of related information. In addition, the LEPC functions as the Citizens Corps Council (CCC).

Our CCC Mission

The Citizen Corps Councils mission is to make the municipalities, and therefore the county, safer and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. This can be accomplished, working with Allegheny County Emergency Management, by facilitating the harnessing of the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service.

What We Do...

Selection  Provide opportunities for special skills and interests
Selection  Develop targeted outreach for the community, including special needs groups
Selection  Provide opportunities of training in first aid and emergency preparedness
Selection  Organize special projects and community events
Selection  Encourage cooperation and collaboration among community leaders
Selection  Capture smart practices and report accomplishments

Citizen Corps Programs

The Citizen Corps Council promotes and strengthens the Citizen Corps programs at the community level, such as:  
Selection  CERT teams
Selection  World Wide Web Link Fire Corps 
Selection  World Wide Web Link Medical Reserve Corps 
Selection  World Wide Web Link Neighborhood Watch Program 
Selection  World Wide Web Link Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) 

Notice to All Interested Parties

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, the County of Allegheny hereby gives official notice of meetings and the public availability of information for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) established under the Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know, and PA Act 1990-165, the hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Act.

The LEPC is responsible for emergency planning activities, working with Allegheny County Emergency Management, related to hazardous chemicals within the County of Allegheny. Such activities include notifying the public of availability of related information.

Members of the interested public are invited to attend any or all meetings, which convene at 10:00 a.m., and are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month with the exceptions of July and August, during which no meeting will be held, and for the month of December, during which the meeting will be held on the second Wednesday.

All meetings are held at the Allegheny County Emergency Management Office at 400 North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, where members of the interested public may also review plans, data sheets, forms and follow-up notices, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Those persons needing special communications services should notify Emergency Management at 48 hours prior to the date and time of the scheduled meeting date as announced above. Notice may be made by contacting Allegheny County Emergency Management at (412) 473-2550.