Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management has information on our website to help you develop an emergency plan and prepare for emergencies of all types, including fire.
We’re in the process of creating a new City website from the ground up because we realize phila.gov isn’t as easy to use as it should be.
Below you’ll find the City’s news listing. However, it’s not a complete list. In the future, we’d like to centralize the City of Philadelphia’s news, events, service notifications, and blog posts in one place. We’ll update this page as we release enhanced designs. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, we’re happy to consider your suggestions. What City news and events would you like to know more about, and why? Your insights might inform future design and content improvements to the site.
- Use the site’s feedback links to alert us to content errors and design ideas.
- Sign up to be a beta.phila.gov tester. We’ll contact you for specific feedback on the News & events section and other site features.
Having your family, your home or business prepared year round is of utmost importance. Being ready and staying informed is key. The City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management has resources to help you.
Today marks the end of National Preparedness Month and is also PrepareAthon, both sponsored by FEMA, and both created to bring awareness to being prepared for emergencies and disasters, whether they be on a personal level or large scale.
On October 8th, OEM is presenting a free business continuity workshop from 9:30am- 11:30am at the Aramark Tower in Center City Philadelphia.
Streets Dept. Cancels Trash and Recycling Materials for Papal Visit
The City of Philadelphia is excited to host The World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis, and you! We encourage you to sign up for text alerts specifically for the Pope’s visit to get real time information of real importance.
City of Philadelphia released details about preparations for the World Meeting of Families from Tuesday, September 22nd until Friday, September 25th, and the Papal Visit during the weekend of Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.
As part of the ongoing preparations for the World Meeting of Families, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, together with many of the City’s partners, discussed plans for the papal visit. The following are Mayor Nutter’s prepared remarks. This is the 8th media briefing related to planning efforts for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis.
Philadelphia's Office of Emergency created a "Special Events Safety Guide" to help those attending gatherings in the city which see substantial crowds.
Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference today focusing on impact of papal visit on residents inside the Traffic Box as well as the rest of the city.
Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss how street closures would affect residents and visitors when Pope Francis visits the city in late September.
The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management is changing to a new system that provides you with the emergency text and email alert system. One big change you will see is our new name — ReadyPhiladelphia.
FEMA hosted an open house to discuss new flood maps with affected residents. Philly OEM assisted to help prepare flood prone residents.
How will your business or non-profit respond? Sign up for an OEM workshop. Read More
Sign up for new alert system to receive texts and emails on safety and weather issues. Read More
Philadelphia redesigns websites to serve the public's need. OEM First Agency to launch site. Read More
Stay safe and checkout some great events!
The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management is changing to a new system that provides you with the emergency text and email alert system. One big change you will see is our new name -- ReadyPhiladelphia.
Facing a future where extreme weather events are more common, cities on the East Coast are building up their resiliency to power outages. Read More
The efforts of the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team were recognized by the City of Philadelphia during National Volunteer Week.