Historic Bristol Borough

Emergency Management

“Here during your time of Need”
Mission Statement

The mission of Bristol Borough’s Emergency Management Agency is to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of major emergencies that might occur within the Borough.

This is accomplished by working daily to coordinate the cooperation of the various Borough Departments: Police, Fire, Public Works, Ambulance and Health Services, Volunteer Units, Service Clubs, Schools, Businesses and other organizations that would have a roll in any major emergency.

During a major disaster or emergency, response and recovery activities are coordinated from the Borough’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the Borough’s Municipal Building. From the EOC, heads of the varous departments and agencies work in a unified command to respond to the emergency.

Our goal is to save lives and to protect property through coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts, including educating the general public to mitigate and prepare for potential emergencies. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders in both the public and private sectors.

This agency is committed to effective actions to prevent some disasters and to reduce the impact of those over which we have no control.

Be Prepared At Home

Prepare an Emergency Kit

During an emergency, electricity, water, heat , air conditioning and/or telephone service may not work. Preparing an Emergency Go Kit ahead of time can save precious time in the event of evacuation.

You should consider including the following items in an Emergency Go Kit.

  • At least a 3 to 5 day supply of water (1gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Replace every 6 months.
  • A 3 to 5 day supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
  • Blankets, bedding or sleeping bags
  • A first aid kit and prescription medications (be sure to check the expiration dates).
  • An extra pair of glasses or contact lenses and solution (be sure to check the expiration dates).
  • A list of family physicians, important medication information and the style and serial number of medical devices, such as a pacemaker.
  • Special items for infants, the elderly or family members with disabilities.
  • A battery operated radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  • Identification, credit cards, cash and photocopies of important family documents, including home insurance information.
  • An extra set of car and house keys.
  • Tools such as a screwdrivers, cutters, scissors, duct tape, waterproof matches, a fire extinguisher flares, plastic storage containers, needle and thread, pen and paper, a compass, garbage bags and regular household bleach.

EMA Director
Merle Winslow
215-788-3828 ext. 28

Deputy EMA Coordinator
Ronald DeAngelis
215-788-3828 ext. 28

Fire Chief
Herb Slack
215-788-3828 ext. 27

Police Chief
Steven R. Henry

EMS Chief 
Scott Bahner
215-788-0444 ext. 10
Bucks County Rescure Squad
143 King Street
Bristol, PA 19007