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Emergency Management

Robert Erb - Emergency Management Coordinator

Cell: 610-476-0988
Office: 610-582-3356
Fax: 610-582-4737
E-Mail: Robert Erb

For emergency information in Berks County for severe weather and traffic, please click here: BERKS COUNTY ALERT

Pennsylvania law and Federal regulations mandate that each municipality must have an Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Operations Center and an emergency Operations Plan, along with required levels of training for all local officials and staff personnel.  The mission of Union Township EMA is to have a plan for organizing and providing resources to assist the public in any type of natural or man-made disaster.

The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for managing Union Township Emergency Management Program during each of the four phases of Emergency Management, which include: response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation planning. The Emergency Management Coordinator is also responsible for:

  • Coordinating training programs and emergency operations drills.

  • Assisting departments with their emergency and mitigation plans. 

  • Operating the Emergency Operations Center when necessary to manage the distribution of city services and resources to respond to and recover from a man-maid or natural event of significant impact to the city. 

  • Administering the submittal process for federal and state reimbursement claims for the borough costs during emergency operations.

  • Managing with the Township Manager grant funding that is received through various grant programs established under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

Click the logos below for the County, State & Federal Emergency Management sites.

Union Township, Berks County Emergency Managment Cycle
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BUFD covers Union Township, Berks County.

Birdsboro Union Fire Department

Contact Information:

Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 610-582-0058
Station Fax: 610-582-8083

E-mail: BUFD

website: Birdsboro Union Fire Department

Pennsylvania State Police

Dial 911 for an emergency

Dial (610)378-4011 for non-emergency

The PA State Police provides police protection for Union Township.  On the PSP homepage, you can link to several services they provide the residents of Pennsylvania.

Click here:  PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE to view the website

Union Township is served by Troop L located in Reading.  Their website includes investigations, camp cadet and other services they offer.


The Pennsylvania State Police was created by an Act of the legislature which was signed into law by Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker on May 2, 1905. It was the first uniformed police organization of its kind in the United States. Today, the authorized complement of the Pennsylvania State Police is 4,545 sworn members. In addition, over 1,600 civilians serve in a variety of roles throughout the Department.

Core Purpose -

To seek justice, preserve peace, and improve the quality of life for all. 

State Police covers Union Township, Berks County
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