The Hempfield Township Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) is always seeking new volunteers to compliment its staff and better serve the community. Even if you do not possess any emergency services training, we have a position for you!

Volunteers at HEMA come from all backgrounds and areas of expertise. While we all work together as a cohesive unit of Emergency Management; during non-emergency times we are artists, electricians, sales-persons, stylists, DJ’s, utility workers, and a multitude of other professions!

Some of the activities, other than emergency response, that volunteers can assist in are: planning, professional communications, shelter assistance, equipment and supply acquisition, maintenance, and HAM radio operations.

There is no cost for training and most of the classes are self-paced and available online though the Independent Study website of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (

1455933_666464016711025_897415952_nThe time commitment to HEMA is minimal, averaging about 8 to 12 hours a year.

For more information, feel free to speak to a member of our staff, e-mail (

Membership opportunities is not restricted to Hempfield Township residents only!

If you are interested in joining HEMA you may pick up an Emergency Services Volunteer Application in person at the Township Building or download the application HERE.  After completing the application, either e-mail to or drop off at the Hempfield Township. Municipal Building.