Next ERG Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The next ERG General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 beginning at 10am at the Vernon Municipal Building. If you plan on attending, please register for the meeting by using the calendar on this site or e-mail Edisa Berberkic at eberberkic@eriecountygov.org. We look forward to seeing you there.

ERG Point of Contacts

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

For all ERG inquiries and information please contact Edisa Berberkic at eberberkic@eriecountygov.org or 814-451-7939. Any Training and Exercise questions, contact Mark Hicks at mhicks@co.venango.pa.us or 814-677-0325.

Next General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The next General Membership meeting for the NWPAERG is scheduled for January 8, 2013 at 10am at the Vernon Central Municipal Building in Meadville. For additional information, please contact Edisa Berberkic at eberberkic@eriecountygov.org.

Strike Team Training

Friday, June 8, 2012

There will be an update and training session for all Region 18/19 team members.  Please bring copies of your current certification (i.e. paramedic/emt card, CPR, ACLS, PALS, ITLS...)

We will be taking pictures for the ID cards.

This is an important day for the Strike Team members.  Not only are you going to get to meet the new Preparedness Specialist, but you are also going to get information on upcoming changes and free lunch.  

Please register for the training session using the Calendar on this site.

Caleb Dixon Announced As EMS Preparedness Specialist

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

On May 2, 2012, EMMCO West announced the appointment of Caleb Dixon as the new EMS Preparedness Specialist.  Caleb replaces George Klinzing in this position.  The preparedness specialist coordinates preparedness activities in both EMMCO East and EMMCO West regional EMS councils.  Look for Caleb attending meetings in the coming weeks and month.

Regional MAC Spring Weather Exercise Planned

Friday, March 16, 2012

On March 28, 2012, the five counties will participate in a regional exercise to activate the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) in Erie County, Emergency Operations Center’s (EOC’s) in Crawford and Venango Counties utilizing Emergency Support Functions (ESF) Staff participating from their offices throughout the region in Knowledge Center as well as other communication methods available.   The emergency functions that will be exercised are: alert and notification, communications, coordination and control, emergency public information, health and medical, public safety, resource management, warning, police, fire, and emergency medical services.  Participating agencies will be from throughout the Northwest Emergency Response Group activating those essential ESF functions for Response and Disaster Recovery.

Crawford Co GIS Site Operational

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Crawford County GIS website is up.  It’s an interactive address and parcel viewer that is built off of our data.  Please take time to watch our demo video and/or explore the help link at the top of the web mapping page. http://www.crawfordcountypa.net/gis

HazMat Training in Erie

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

 March 10th, 8-5- High Pressure Tank Truck training instructed by STTS

May 19th, 8-5- Hazmat Technician Refresher- instructed by TEEX (sponsored by NWPAERG)

 If any of your people would like to attend, let me know so I may plan for food and refreshments.

 Brian A. Mesaros

Asst. Emergency Management Coordinator

Erie County Department of Public Safety


Public Safety Alerts from Google

Monday, January 30, 2012

 If you have heard of Google Alerts yet below is the link to the web page. It does a very good job of listing public safety alerts.


 The emergency alerts can be observed by going to google.org/publicalerts and checking out the existing situations that the general public should be aware of. Various alerts are now available in the U.S. but also in other regions of the world and they should help travelers properly plan their trips and driving routes to avoid any dangerous situations.

 Larry Dombrowski, Chief County Detective

Erie County District Attorney's Office



Next Equipment Funding Deadline

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The next deadline to submit for Homeland Security Funding for equipment is May 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM.