This is the story of Western Emergency Management Association. (Commonly known as WEMA by the locals.) We are a group of volunteer Local Emergency Management coordinators from 7 small municipalities in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In late 2001 we signed an agreement to work together as a group to back each other in time of an emergency, whether natural or man-made. With help from our municipalities, fundraisers and grants, We have purchased a vehicle and equipped it with generators, lights, pumps, traffic control, and scene management items. We also carry animal rescue items in support of the county animal rescue team. This is all supported on a budget of around $1,400 per year.
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