Department of Emergency Services
Non-Emergency: (814) 472-2100
Allen Kline, Acting EMA Coordinator
Robbin Melnyk, Deputy Director / 9-1-1 Coordinator
June Kania, Executive Assistant
Darlene Rankin, Executive Assistant
401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 100
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Cambria County Department of Emergency Services, utilizing a team approach, shall strive to provide professional emergency management and emergency communications to the citizens and emergency services of Cambria County, and to all who travel through, work in and visit Cambria County, in an effort to provide and maintain effective and efficient operations dedicated to safeguard public safety and health.
The Cambria County Department of Emergency Services is comprised of the Cambria County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Cambria County 9-1-1 Communications Center.
The department’s administrative offices, emergency operations center (EOC) and communications center, are co-located in the Cambria County Human Services Building at 401 Candlelight Drive in Ebensburg Borough. A back-up auxiliary EOC is maintained in the Central Park Complex at 110 Franklin Street in the City of Johnstown.
The Department of Emergency Services is a 24/7/365 emergency operations center serving the sixty-three municipalities of Cambria County.
The department has a current staffing level of forty-two personnel as follows:
(Also serving as the County EMA Coordinator)
(Also serving as the County 911 Coordinator)
Quality Assurance Supervisor
(2) Public Safety Specialists
(4) 9-1-1 Shift Supervisors
(28) 9-1-1 Telecommunicators
(1) Tower / Operations Maintenance Technician
(2) Administrative Assistants
The Cambria 9-1-1 Center provides emergency dispatching for:
(34) Law Enforcement Departments
(40) Fire Departments
(23) Emergency Medical Services
And dispatching for the following specialized response teams:
Cambria County Hazardous Materials Response Team (SHARP)
Cambria County Specialized Emergency Response Team (SERT)
Cambria County Animal Response Team (CART)
Cambria County Water Rescue Team
The Cambria County Emergency Management Agency focuses on the four functions of emergency management (Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation) in delivering a comprehensive program encompassing major planning and response initiatives for the following:
(42) SARA chemical facilities
(13) School Districts and (16) parochial schools
(21) Medium-hazard water dams
County Government Facilities
Cambria County is a member-county of the Southwest Pennsylvania Regional All-Hazards Task Force (a.k.a. “Region 13) that incorporates regional planning and comprehensive response capabilities for the following entities: The Counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland and Venango; and the City of Pittsburgh.
Cambria County is also one of twenty-three counties represented by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Western Area Office.
If you have a traditional home telephone line (Verizon telephone service), 9-1-1 can notify you of dangerous events near your home such as hazardous materials releases, imminent severe weather, prisoner escapes and other volatile police activity. 9-1-1 currently utilizes a mass notification system to send automated phone calls with information and instructions to an identified geographic area. The current system utilizes a database containing home telephone numbers. Unfortunately, cellular and VoIP telephone numbers are not included in the available database.
Many people have replaced their home telephone line service with cellular phones or VoIP services. VoIP is Voice Over Internet Protocol and is usually a phone service included with a cable or internet package deal. Some VoIP services available in our area include Magic Jack, Vonage, Atlantic Broadband, Comcast and several others.
Cambria County 9-1-1 has developed a method that provides the ability for any individuals to register for emergency notifications associated with any Cambria County address. The Cambria County Citizen Alert Program provides a free on-line registration service where individuals can register to receive phone calls, text messages, and email notifications for all alerts connected to a Cambria County address.
Click here to register your phone for 9-1-1 Citizen Alerting