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Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Public Safety

LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Crawford County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is the "planning arm" of the county's hazardous materials safety efforts (the haz-mat team is considered the "response arm"). The LEPC primary responsibilities are to develop off-site emergency response plans for facilities that manufacture, store, or process hazardous materials. These plans are intended to provide emergency responders with an understanding of facility operations and information on site-specific chemical hazards. The plan maps out transportation and evacuation routes, identifies facilities that store hazardous chemicals, identifies shelters and compiles other emergency information that can be activated instantly.

The LEPC also is responsible for distributing chemical inventory information and off-site response plans to the public and ensuring that emergency responders are properly trained to address hazmat incidents.

ABOUT CRAWFORD COUNTY

The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.

CONTACT US

903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania