Central Pennsylvania


Central Pennsylvania Alliance for Response provides a forum for information, cooperation, and communication among emergency management organizations, first responders, and cultural heritage institutions in the Central Pennsylvania region. Our aim is to foster a cooperative approach to disaster preparedness, emergency management, and cultural heritage protection.


Counties Serviced: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, Union


Central Pennsylvania Alliance for Response Website


Steering Committee

Andrew Dudash
Lisa Erickson
Elizabeth Gordon
Sue Kellerman


Harrisburg Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum
October 26, 2009
Wildwood Conference Center


Agenda (PDF)

Brief Summary (PDF)

Full Summary (PDF)

Planning Committee (PDF)

Participant List (PDF)



PowerPoint Presentations

The Power of Partnerships, Jane Long, Heritage Preservation

Local, State, and Regional Disaster Threats, Amy Ward, Gettysburg College

Local Emergency Response in Philadelphia, Jerome Ozog, HACC Public Safety Center

Disaster Resources, Laura Hortz Stanton, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

Building the Disaster Recovery Network, Tom Clareson, LYRASIS


PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.


Statewide Meeting of Pennsylvania AFR Networks

July 19, 2012

On June 6, 2012, the first statewide meeting of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Response was held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting brought together representatives from […]

Central PA Learns of Nearby Resources

May 2, 2011

Central PA Alliance for Response’s first meeting of 2011 featured speaker Pam Weeks, State Citizen Corps Program Manager, from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. A […]

Lockdowns and Evacuations

November 30, 2010

Jamey Harris, Amy Ward, Ronald D. Parr, and Scott DiMarco presented a poster session at the Pennsylvania Library Association meeting. PPT slides on this emergency […]

Central PA AFR Meets in Historic Carlisle

July 20, 2010

Central Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Response group met on July 8, 2010, at the Cumberland County Historical Society Building. Discussion topics included life safety issues and […]

Central Pennsylvania Archives