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Tim Boyce

360 N. Middletown Road
Lima, PA 19063

Phone: 610-565-8700

Fax: 610-892-9583

The Emergency Services Department under the direction of Timothy Boyce, has the responsibility for two major County services, namely Emergency Communications and Emergency Management.

Timothy Boyce serves as the Director of Delaware County's Department of Emergency Services and as the County's Emergency management Coordinator. Director Boyce's career in public service, homeland security, organizational leadership and emergency management spans more than 30 years and includes a wide array of experiences, partnerships and accomplishments.

As Director, Mr. Boyce leads a staff of 125 dedicated, public servants that operate the County's 911 communications center, coordinate emergency management plans and provide a wide variety of public services to augment and support first responders and the public.

As Emergency Services Director, Mr. Boyce coordinates response efforts for Delaware County's 550,000 residents, 65 fire departments, 42 police departments and 31 emergency medical providers. The key to making that coordination successful is the strong relationship that exists between the County's businesses, educational community and their private security professional.

Prior to his appointment as Director of Emergency Services, Tim Boyce was a Deputy Fire Chief for Delaware County's largest combination fire department. Having joined the Upper Darby Fire Department as a volunteer in 1982, Mr. Boyce has been recognized for heroism several times during his career.

Emergency Communications:

Responsible for the County's Enhanced 911 system which annually handles more than a million requests for police, fire and emergency ambulance services.

Has the responsibility of dispatching the majority of police, fire and ambulance service within the County.

The required equipment and training program for all telecommunicators has resulted in Delaware County being named as one of the finest 911 systems in the nation.

County Council offers "Delco Alert," a community warning system that notifies residents of a major crisis or emergency. Use the "Delco Alert" link for information and to register for the ReadyNotifyPA system.

Emergency Management:

Responsible for the planning and coordination of County resources in response to emergencies when they occur.

Assists local municipalities in emergency planning preparedness.

Provides quarterly training of emergency coordinators at the municipal level.

Serves as a focal point for the collection of information pertaining to hazardous materials, including material safety data sheets submitted by facilities which manufacture, store or transport hazardous substances as outlined under the requirements of the U.S. Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) and Pennsylvania Act 165-1990.

Emergency Management receives and responds to request for plans, data sheets, forms and follow up notices submitted under Title III of SARA.

Responsible for the dispatch and supervision of the Hazardous Material Response Team and provides guidance, advice and information at the scene of chemical emergencies

Provides coordination and support when an emergency impacts two or more municipalities.

The Emergency Services Building is located at 360 North Middletown Road in Middletown Township. The administrative phone number is (610) 565-8700. If you have an emergency dial 911.

Use the "Ready Delco" link to access information on emergency preparedness.

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Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000
  • webmaster@co.delaware.pa.us

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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