About Emergency Services

Chester County, Pennsylvania is located about 30 miles west of Philadelphia and borders both the states of Delaware and Maryland. Chester County is the 7th most populated county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fastest growing.

Chester County Department of Emergency Services is located in the Chester County Government Services Center in West Goshen Township, and serves over 500,000 citizens in 73 municipalities.

The 9-1-1 Communications Center handles over 300,000 calls a year. This is about 900 calls for assistance a day.

The Department administers and provides for emergency services communications; hazardous materials spill response; disaster planning; fire, rescue and emergency medical services training; Fire Marshal investigations; the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act; and Public Education programs.

Director's Office

Director: Robert Kagel

Director Kagel leads a staff of over 200 employees executing a $17M budget in carrying out the Department's Mission of promoting and assisting in providing safety and security to Chester County citizens so they can work, live and grow in a healthy and safe community.

Mission and Vision of the Department

To reach any of the Deputy Directors you may click on their name to email or call 610-344-5000

9-1-1 Center
Deputy Director: John Haynes

Administration Division
Deputy Director: Alison Miller

Emergency Management Division
Deputy Director: Tom Glass

Field Services
Deputy Director: Harry Moore

Fire Services
Deputy Director: George "Beau" Crowding

Fire Marshal's Office
Chief County Fire Marshal:  John Weer

Law Enforcement Services
Deputy Director: J. Patrick Davis

Quality Division
Assistant Director: Michael Groover

Public Information Office
Assistant Director: Patty Mains

Public Safety Training Campus 
Deputy Director: George "Beau" Crowding