Borough Council has authorized the Borough of Palmyra to join the WESTERN LEBANON COUNTY REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (WLCREMA). This agency is comprised of the Borough of Palmyra, South Londonderry Township, South Annville Township, and the Borough of Mt. Gretna.
WLCREMA has not gone untested. In April 2011, the agency pulled together to assist the Borough with the EF-1 TORNADO that caused significant damage within the community. Recently, WLCREMA activated to prepare for HURRICANE IRENE as she made her was up the Eastern Seaboard bringing high winds and rain.
The Intermunicipal cooperation of WLCREMA brings together several municipalities to provide emergency assistance in times of crisis. This type of cooperation is one way to maximize the use of trained volunteers to provide emergency response in a more efficient and coordinated manner.
A way to provide this type of service is to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Any individuals needing special assistance are encouraged to complete a SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRATION FORM and send it to:
In the event of an evacuation, this information will aid the WLCREMA volunteers in providing the proper assistance.
For additional information, please contact John Brieve, WLCREMA Coordinator at 717-679-0458.